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Private Harold Perkins

20518 6th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment

Son of Mr James & Mrs Mary Perkins

Aged 21 years

Died 24th March 1918

Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial
Panel 54 to 56

Born and enlisted at Rushden. Note: Rank in newsclips is Private but CWGC give him as L.Cpl.
The Rushden Echo Friday 10 May 1918, transcribed by Nicky Bates

Rushden's Casualty List

Official news has been received that Pte Harold Perkins, Northants Regiment, son of Mr Perkins, of 28, Albion-place, Rushden, is posted as missing since March 24th. Pte Perkins, who is 21 years of age, joined up in August, 1915, and went to France in December of the same year. Before enlisting he worked for Mr Fred Knight, boot manufacturers, Rushden.

Rushden Echo, November 8th, 1918, transcribed by Greville Watson

Rushden’s Casualty List - Private Harold Perkins

Some time ago we reported that Pte. Harold Perkins (Northants Regiment), son of Mr Jas. Perkins, of 28, Albion-place, Rushden, was officially reported as missing from his unit since March 21st. His father has, through the medium of the Red Cross Association, received a letter from a comrade who states that he has reason to believe that Pte. Perkins was killed by a shell. He adds that Pte. Perkins had gone to speak to the Sergt. Major, and whilst in conversation with him a German shell burst about two yards from them, and it is feared that both were killed. Mr Perkins has not, however, as stated by a contemporary, received official news of their son’s death.

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