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Arthur James PERRY

Regimental number3440
Place of birthColac East, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
Address11 Church Street, Abbotsford, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 4.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs B Perry, 11 Church Street, Abbotsford, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialRue-du-Bois Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row a, Grave No. I), Fleurbaix, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
170
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Ellen PERRY; husband of Rose PERRY, 55 Holden Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Transferred to 59th Bn, and taken on strength, 24 February 1916.

Transferred to 60th Bn, 15 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19 July 1916.

Buried, Rue du Bois Military Cemetery, by Rev F.P. WILLIAMS, 58th Bn, 20 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Base Records advised wife, 2 May 1922, that given that headstones were to be inscribed at government expense with the soldier's name, regimental details and date of death, she might to wish to reconsider the personal inscription she had submitted: 'Sacred to the loved memory of James Perry, killed 19.7.16 aged 28'. No reply was received.
SourcesNAA: B2455, PERRY Arthur James

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