Private Edward Claude Perkins

Service number 4503
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Bowral
Death Date 1916-11-08
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 17th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Edward Claude Perkins (4503, 17th Battalion), a carpenter from Sydney, NSW, claimed to be 21 years 1 month old when he enlisted in January 1916. He was killed by shell fire near High Wood on the Somme, France, on 8 November 1916. Edward is buried in the AIF Burial Ground at Flers. His mother wrote that he was 16 years 8 months old when he died.



Date of enlistment 04 January 1916
Date of embarkation 09 April 1916
Date of death 08 November 1916
Date of fate 08 November 1916