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Name: Wilfred Perry Regimental Number: 757606 Rank: Private Battalion: 3rd Battalion Date of Birth: August 4, 1897 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: January 10, 1916 Place of Enlistment: Hamilton, Ontario Address at Enlistment: Hamilton, Ontario Age at Enlistment: 18 Height: 5 Feet, 4½ Inches Complexion: Fair Eyes: Blue Hair: Brown Previous Military Experience: 77th Regiment (1 month) Marital Status: Single Trade: Lathe Hand Religion: Methodist Next of Kin: James Forman Perry (Father) 86 Niagara St., Hamilton, Ontario Date of Death: November 6, 1917 Age at Death: 20 Memorial: Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Commemorated on Page 308 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on July 6 Not Commemorated on the Yarmouth War Memorial Wilfred was the son of James Forman Perry (b. May 19, 1867 in Yarmouth NS; d. September 11, 1927 in Hamilton, Ontario). His mother was Clara Augusta (Goodwin) Perry (b. September 13, 1869 in Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., NS; d. December 26, 1946 in Hamilton, Ontario). The family was living in Yarmouth in 1901, but moved to Hamilton, Ontario. Wilfred was the oldest of three sons. His two brothers and two sisters were born in Ontario. Wilfred served with the 120th City of Hamilton Battalion while in Canada. He embarked Halifax on August 14, 1916 on the Empress of Britain, disembarking at Liverpool, England on August 24, 1916. On January 25, 1917 he was transferred to the 134th Battalion and on May 23, 1917 to the 3rd Battalion. He arrived in France on May 25, 1917 and served with the 3rd Battalion until his death. Private Perry was hit by a piece of Shrapnel and instantly killed after the Battalion had reached its objective during an attack north-west of Passchendaele.
Wilfred Perry
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