The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private A Perrin


Private Arthur PERRIN, G/869, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 3rd October 1917, age 24.

Born Rotherhithe, SE, enlisted 30th August 1914, New Cross, Kent, age 23, height 5ft 6 inches, weight 145lbs. Formerly railway carriage cleaner.

Son of Philip and Agnes Perrin, 15, Edale Road, Rotherhithe, London; 8th March 1918, 34, Edale Road, Rotherhithe, SE16 (daughters house).

Postings - Home, 30th August 1914 to 31st May 1915; BEF, 1st June 1915 to 3rd December 1916; Home, 4th December 1916 to 6th February 1917; BEF, 7th February 1917 to 3rd October 1917

16th October 1915, gun shot wound to the face.

Buried at Poelcapelle British Cemetery, VIA. C. 8., Belgium.


London Gazette 1st January 1916.

War Office, 1st January, 1916.

The following despatch has been received by the Secretary of State for War from the Field-Marshal Commanding-in-Chief the British Army in France:

General Headquarters, 30th November, 1915.

In accordance with the last paragraph of my Despatch of the 15th October, 1915, I have the honour to bring to notice the names of those whom I recommend for gallant and distinguished service in the field.

I have the honour to be, Sir, Your obedient servant, J. D. P. FRENCH,

Field-Marshal, Commanding-in-Chief, The British Army in France.


London Gazette 14th September 1916.

His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to award the Military Medal for bravery in the field to the under mentioned:

869 Pte. A. Perrin, Royal West Kent Regiment.

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