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New Lenton Nottingham
Edwin was the son of William and Eliza Perrons and was born in Lenton in 1871 (birth registered J/A/S Radford). Edwin (22) married Amy Matthews (24, b. London) on 2 September 1893 in the parish of Walworth Common. By 1911, when they had been married for 17 years, they had had nine children of whom only six survived. In 1911 Edwin (39), a gas fitter for a gas company, and Amy (43) were living at 17 Ulric Street, Camberwell, London, with their six children; Charles Alfred (15), who worked in a tobacco factory, Eliza Jane (13), Richard Arthur (12), Sidney John (8), Helen Amy (7) and Bernard Frederick (5). All the children were born in Camberwell. His son, Richard served in the 1st Bn East Surrey Regiment (26863 Private) and was killed in action on 23 August 1918, aged 18 (Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, Somme). The London Electoral Roll (Camberwell) for 1919 lists only Charles Alfred Perrons and Richard Arthur Perrons at 17 Ulric Street, Camberwell.
In 1911 he was a gas fitter for a gas company.
26 May 1915
1560524 - CWGC Website
He enlisted at Clapham Junction. He was living in Camberwell.
23rd Bn London Battalion
Edwin served in France from 14 March 1915. He was killed in action and has no known grave; he is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. He qualified for the 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Nottingham Evening Post, 1 October 1918: ’Perrons. Killed in action on August 23rd, 1918, Pte. (young Dickey) Perrons, Middlesex Regt (sic), aged 18 years, second son of the late Sergt. Perrons, 23rd Londons, (native of Lenton, Notts), killed at Givenchy, 1915.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Edwin's widow, Amy, was his sole legatee.
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