Private Alexander Robert Perry

Service number 2587
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Broken Hill
Death Date 1917-10-01
Death Place Belgium
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 36th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Alexander Robert Perry (2587, 36th Battalion) was born in Broken Hill, NSW. He was living in Brunswick, Victoria, and employed as an iron worker when he enlisted in September 1916. Alexander was killed in action near Zonnebeke on 1 October 1917, just one month after joining his unit. He is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. Alexander’s aunt wrote that he was 17 years and 4 months of age at the time of his death. Alexander’s brother, Private Clement Walter Perry, served with the 63rd Battalion, AIF.



Date of enlistment 05 September 1916
Date of embarkation 25 September 1916
Date of death 01 October 1917
Date of fate 01 October 1917