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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 9 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, he is living with his wife Fanny 31 yrs and their 3 children, Jessie 4 yrs, Cissie 3 yrs and Evelyn 9 months. His probate proven on 2nd July 1918 at Nottingham, shows him as Harry Perkins of 829 Hucknall Road, Basford , a Private in H M Army died 15th May 1918 in France, his effects of £332 17 shillings and 5 pence were left to John Perkins a hosiery warehouseman and Alfred Parnwell a commercial clerk.
He was a bricklayer
18 May 1918
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Private
9th Bn The Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment)
Private Harry Perkins, attested in Nottingham on 11th December 1915, he was 39 yrs and 10 months old, he lived at 829 Hucknall Road, Basford, 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, he was mobilised on 7th October 1916 and being a bricklayer by trade was posted to the Royal Engineers. He embarked from Folkstone on 9th September 1917 and the same day disembarked at Boulogne. He transferred and joined the 9th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment, in the field on 12th October 1917. He was admitted to 48th Field Ambulance with wounds from a gas shell, he was transferred to the 29th Casualty Clearing station and onto the 10th General Hospital where he died of wounds on 15th May 1918. He is buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen.
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