George Geoffrey Perry (1901ā€“1973)


Royal Garrison Artillery 43802; 206675  

Photos courtesy Janine Mellors, with thanks to Ian Perry

George Perry c1920

George, a railway porter, c1920

George Geoffrey Perry family

George Geoffrey with Constance and daughter c1923

Born in 1901 George enlisted when only sixteen during March 1917, to be called up a year later in March 1918 when his stated aged was given as nineteen (he was seventeen). He was posted to the Royal Garrison Artillery where he qualified as a first class signaller. November 1918 found him in Kinghorn Auxiliary Hospital with influenza, and he was discharged a month later on grounds of ill health. His brothers Arthur, Charles and Maurice are also on the Roll of Honour.

Photos courtesy Ian Perry

Rose Cottage Crich

Rose Cottage, Crich: home to George Geoffrey Perry in the 1940sā€“1950s

George Geoffrey Paerry 1941

George Geoffrey Perry in 1941

George Geoffrey's Sim's Bible presented to every Crich Junor School leaver

1918 Crich voters
George Geoffrey Perry, Market Place; absent on military service.

Army Pension Record
Called up on 28/03/18 in Derby, as George Perry, aged 19 years 17 days an unmarried miner at Wingfield Manor Colliery; his address was the Market Place, Crich. His height was 5ft 8in, weight 132lb, with hazel eyes and dark brown hair. His religion was C of E. The next of kin was his father Charles Perry, Market Place, Crich.
11/03/17 Enlisted
28/03/18 Called up
02/04/18 Posted RGA
16/04/18 Signaller Depot Bettisfield Park
02/08/18 Qualified 1st class Signaller
04/08/18 Granted Concessionary Leave with Free Warrant
05/09/18 Granted Embarkation leave
13/09/18 Absent without leave from tattoo, awarded 3 days confined to barracks
05/10/18 Posted B 19 Forth
29/11/18 to 04/12/18 Kinghorn Aux Hospital with influenza
13/12/18 Transferred Army Reserve
14/12/18 Discharged under Para 392 (xxva) K.R.

1939 Register: Willoughby Avenue. Long Eaton
George G Perry b.11 March 1901; railway guard
Constance May Etches (Perry) b.2 December 1901
Douglas Perry b.4 December 1927; school
Bryan Perry b.13 January 1935; under school age
one closed record

George Geoffrey Perry married Constance May Evans of Holloway in November 1921


1901: Market Place, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Charles Perry Head 34 Greengrocer and hosiery machinist Crich
Eliza Perry wife 33   Smallheath
Walter Perry son 12 Scholar Crich
Charles H Perry son 10 Scholar Crich
Arthur Perry son 6 Scholar Crich
Maurice Perry son 4   Crich
Gertrude Perry daughter 2   Crich
George G Perry son 1 mo   Crich
Mary   mother in law 72    

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1911: Market Place, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Charles Perry Head 44 Lace frame factory hand Crich
Eliza Perry wife 43   Smallheath
Walter Perry son 22 Wire trimmer Crich
Charles Henry Perry son 20 Wire trimmer Crich
Arthur Perry son 16 Colliery pony driver underground Crich
Maurice Perry son 14 Colliery pony driver underground Crich
Gertrude Perry daughter 12   Crich
George Geoffrey Perry son 10   Crich
Ruth Perry daughter 7   Crich
Margaret Perry daughter 5   Crich

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