|Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)|
Photo courtesy Alan Perry
Joseph Perry was not on the original Crich Roll of Honour in St Mary's Church, Crich (his brother George was recorded). However, he was recorded on the Roll of Honour for Crich as reported in the Belper News and Derbyshire Telephone dated 13 November 1914. Oddly George was not on this newspaper list yet we believe he enlisted at Crich in 1914.
Joseph married Mary Emma "Polly" Slack 23 November 1914 at Dethick and he died 24 May 1944 at Crich.
He was with the Territorials, Sherwood Foresters, before the war, the following photographs were taken in 1912.
His grandson believes he did not serve as he was a miner and had reserved occupation status. However, we cannot find any documentation to confirm or not whether he served,
Photos courtesy Alan Perry
RG13 piece 3231 folio 6 page 4
1911: Sun Lane, Crich
RG14PN20984 RG78PN1251 RD436 SD4 ED13 SN135
Joseph Perry's brother George Perry is on the Roll of Honour