John Henry Perry (1881–1917)


Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) 51991 14th Battalion
Border Regiment 242095 5th Battalion

John Henry, born at Crich in 1881, was the son of Fountain and Hannah Perry. Before the war he worked in the Belper area as a cowman. He was killed on 23rd April 1917 with the 5th Border Regiment and is remembered on the Arras Memorial.

Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Name PERRY, John Henry
Initials J H
Nationality United Kingdom
Rank Private
Regiment/Service Border Regiment
Unit 5th Battalion
Date of Death 23/04/1917
Service No 242095
Casualty type Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference Bay 6

war garve certificatefor John Henry Perry


Soldiers' Effects Book
John Henry Perry; 5th Bn Border Regt; Private 242095; killed in action 23.4.17; War Gratuity £3; 16.7.17; paid out to:
16.7.17 R.P. to Rech 7s 2d
17.7.17 R.P. to Rech 3s 7d
24.10.17 sister Phyllis A Shipley £1 10s 5d
14.11.19 sister Phyllis A Shipley £3 0s 0d

[Note: R.P. to Rech stands for Regimental  Paymaster to Recharge - it's an error correction (thanks to Nivard Ovington)]


1891: Lenton, Notts

Forename Surname Relationship Age Information Where born
Fountain Perry Head 30 General labourer Crich
Hannah Perry wife 29   Crich
John H Perry son 9   Crich
Phillis A Perry daughter 7   Nottingham
Florence E Perry daughter 5   Nottingham

RG12 piece 2681 folio 1102 page 18

1901: Kilburn

Forename Surname Relationship Age Information Where born
John H Perry servant 19 Cowman Crich

RG13 piece 3227 folio 60 page 7

1911: Over Lane, Belper

Forename Surname Relationship Age Information Where born
John Henry Perry servant (single) 29 Cowman on farm Crich

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