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Thomas married his wife Mary Ann Bellamy (born 4th April 1882) in Nottingham in 1910 , they lived at 20 Lytton Street, Gordon Road, Nottingham, his wife brought 4 children to their marriage and they went on to have a further two children Doris May and Florence Rose,. In the 1911 census the family are living at 59 Walker Street, Carlton Road, Nottingham and are shown as Thomas 25 yrs head of the family a bricklayers labourer , he is living with his wife Mary Ann 34 yrs and their children Doris May 1 year, Florence Rose 11 months, and his step children Ann Bellamy 15 yrs , Lilian Bellamy 14 yrs , Elsie Bellamy 12 yrs and Harry Bellamy 8 yrs. He was the husband of Mary A Perkins of 20 Lytton Street Gordon Road Nottingham.
Bricklayers labourer
11 Feb 1917
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2nd Bn Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's)
Private Thomas Perkins, enlisted at Nottingham and served initially with service number 55445 in the Sherwood Foresters Regiment and service number 32065 whist serving with the Lincolnshire Regiment . He later transferred to the 2nd battalion Wiltshire Regiment and died of bronchitis on 11th February 1917 and is buried in Beaumetz-Les-Loges Communal Cemetery (grave ref. C.6).
Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged), 22 February 1917: 'Perkins. On February 11th of acute bronchitis, Private Thomas Perkiins, husband of Mary Perkins, age 31. Wife, children, father, mother, brothers, sisters.' In memoriam published 11th February 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “PERKINS. – In loving memory of Pte. Thomas Perkins, died February 11th, 1917. If we could have raised his dying head, and heard his last farewell, the parting would not have been half as hard, for those who loved him best. – Loving wife and children.” Above in memoriam is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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