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21631 A/Sgt. George. A. PERRY, Yorkshire Regt.


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RE: 21631 A/Sgt. George. A. PERRY, Yorkshire Regt.

This soldier is known to have served in Egypt and I'm therefore wondering if this places him in 6th Battalion? I would also like to know when he enlisted, if anyone can help. Many thanks!

 

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The 6th were the only battalion to go to Gallipoli  landing Mudros 10.7.15  and then to Alexandria 7.2.16. He has no Star so must have joined Battalion between 7.2.1916 and the 1.7.1916 when they landed in Marsielles. The 6th was formed at Richmond 25.8.14.

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The medal roll indicates he was George Adams Perry. Not being to track where he came from yet

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Many thanks for the helpful replies - much appreciated!

 

(Am now also wondering if anyone has any ideas about the date of issue of his Labour Corps number - 360613?)

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4 hours ago, Mark1959 said:

The medal roll indicates he was George Adams Perry. Not being to track where he came from yet

Spotted a George Adamson Perry b Northumberland 1891. Married Tynemouth 1915.

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Correct - he is George Adamson Perry and was married in 1915.

 

(Am now also wondering if anyone has any ideas about the date of issue of his Labour Corps number - 360613?)

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55 minutes ago, verdun said:

if anyone has any ideas about the date of issue of his Labour Corps number - 360613

 

According to No Labour, No Battle it was "September 1917 in Egypt."

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Very interesting that Labour Corps number was issued in Egypt in 1917, which suggests that he did not accompany the 6th Bn Yorkshire Regt. to France when it landed in Marseilles in July 1916... (I wonder if he had contracted Malaria, or something similar, or maybe had been wounded...)

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