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Wilfred Perry Force: Army Regiment: Canadian Army Battalion: 120th Battalion / 3rd Battalion Regimental Number: 757606 Rank: Private Date of Birth: August 4, 1897 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: January 10, 1916 Place of Enlistment: Hamilton, Ontario Address at Enlistment: not available Age at Enlistment: 18 Height: 5 Feet 4 1/2 Inches Previous Military Experience: 77th Regiment (1 month) Trade: Lathe Hand Marital Status: Single Religion: Methodist Next of Kin: James Forman Perry (Father), 86 Niagara St., Hamilton, Ontario Wilfred was the son of James Forman Perry (born May 19, 1867 in Yarmouth North, Yarmouth NS; died September 11, 1927 in Hamilton, Ontario). His mother was Clara Augusta Goodwin) Perry (born September 13, 1869 in Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., Ns and died December 26, 1946 in Hamilton, Ontario) Wilfred was killed in action in defence of the Ypres Salient, Battle of Passchendaele. Date of Death: November 6, 1917 Age at Death: 20 Cemetery: Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Commemorated on Page 308 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on July 6 Not Commemorated on the Yarmouth Memorial Sources: Library and Archives Canada (Attestation Paper) Commonwealth War Grave Commission
Wilfred Perry
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