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Harold Edgar PERRIN

Regimental number1089
Place of birthMaryborough, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressArkaringa Crescent, Black Rock, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 8"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, E.C. Perrin, 150 Raglan Road, North Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 3), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edmund and Kate PERRIN, Talbot Street, Hampton, Victoria. Native of Maryborough, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1888 Lance Corporal Albert Edmund PERRIN, 33rd Bn, returned to Australia, 20 May 1920.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suex, ex-HMT 'Wandilla', 7 December 1915.

Found guilty, 19 May 1916, of (1) when on active service being drunk in town, (2) being in town contrary to orders at Ismailia, 17 May 1916: awarded 168 hours' Field Punishment No 2 by Commanding Officer.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Reported missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 1 August 1917, pronounced fates as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note on B.103: 'buried in vicinity of Fleurbaix, Sh.36 N.W'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PERRIN Harold Edgar
Red Cross file 2130912

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