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  • The family grave of the Perkins family commemorating the death of Harry Perkins in Basford Cemetery.
Photo by Peter Gillings
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Basford
Harry was born in 1876 in Basford and was the son of Samuel, a drayman, and Jane Perkins. He had nine siblings. Harry married his wife Fanny Elizabeth Pepper on 24th April 1905 at Basford; they lived at 829 Hucknall Road, Basford. They went on to have the following children all born in Bulwell: Jessie born 6th July 1907, Cissie born 27th September 1907, Evelyn born 18th April 1910 and Harry born 30th January 1912. In the 1911 census the family are living at 9 Hucknall Road, Basford and are shown as Harry 33 yrs a bricklayer, who is living with his wife Fanny 31 yrs and their 3 children, Jessie 4 yrs, Cissie 3 yrs and Evelyn 9 months. Probate proven 2nd July 1918 at Nottingham, shows him as Harry Perkins of 829 Hucknall Road, Basford, a Private in HM Army died 15th May 1918 in France. Administration was awarded to John Perkins, a hosiery warehouseman, and Alfred Parnwell, a commercial clerk. Effects £332 17 shillings and 5 pence. His father Samuel died on 10 June 1906 aged 63 years and his mother Jane on 22 February 1921 aged 76 years.
He was a bricklayer
18 May 1918
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520087 - CWGC Website
50176
Private
9th Bn The Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment)
Harry Perkins, attested in Nottingham on 11th December 1915. He was 39 yrs and 10 months old, lived at 829 Hucknall Road, Basford, and his next of kin was his wife Fanny of the same address. He was a bricklayer and his religion was Church of England. The following day he was placed in the Reserves and was mobilised on 7th October 1916 and being a bricklayer by trade was posted to the Royal Engineers. He embarked Folkstone on 9th September 1917 and disembarked the same day at Boulogne. He transferred from the Royal Engineers and joined the 9th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment, in the field, on 12th October 1917. Harry was admitted to 48th Field Ambulance with wounds from a gas shell. He was transferred to the 29th Casualty Clearing station and then to the 10th General Hospital where he died of wounds on 15th May 1918. He is buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen.
Inscription on family gravestone Basford Cemetery, Nottingham: 'In loving memory. Samuel, the beloved husband of Jane Perkins, died June 10th 1906 aged 63 years. Thy will be done. Also the above named Jane Perkins, who died Feb. 22nd 1921 aged 76 years. Her children arise and call her blessed. Also Harry, beloved son of the above killed in France May 15th 1918, aged 42 years. Also Mary Kathleen Mercer, granddaughter of the above who fell asleep July 21st 1930, in her 15th year. Gone to be with Jesus. Also Florence Gertrude, mother of the above, who passed away June 26th 1936.' In memoriam published 15th May 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “PERKINS. – In memory of my dear husband, Sapper H. Perkins, 829 Hucknall-road, died from gas poisoning May 15th, 1918.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • The family grave of the Perkins family commemorating the death of Harry Perkins in Basford Cemetery.
Photo by Peter Gillings
    Family grave of Harry Perkins - The family grave of the Perkins family commemorating the death of Harry Perkins in Basford Cemetery. Photo by Peter Gillings