Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Percy James Perkins

In memory of:

Lance Corporal Percy James Perkins

April 9, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

73822

Age:

34

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment)

Division:

28th Bn.

Citation(s):

Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Honours and Awards:

Military Medal

Additional Information


Born:

May 28, 1882
Wiltshire, England

Enlistment:

October 24, 1914
Regina, Saskatchewan

Son of James and Mary Ann Perkins, of Chippenham, Wiltshire, England.

Commemorated on Page 308 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

V. D. 17.

Location:

Mont St Eloi is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 8 kilometres north-west of Arras. The village stands on high ground overlooking the battlefields of Vimy and Souchez and the main Bethune-Arras road, and the ruined towers that rise from it were used as an observation post during the French attacks at Neuville-St Vaast and Givenchy in May 1915. Ecoivres is a hamlet lying at the foot of the hill, to the south-west and about 1.5 kilometres from Mont St Eloi on the Arras-St Pol line. The ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY is on the D49 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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