Name:Wilfred PerryRegimental Number:757606Rank:PrivateBattalion:3rd BattalionDate of Birth:August 4, 1897Place of Birth:Yarmouth, Nova ScotiaDate of Enlistment:January 10, 1916Place of Enlistment:Hamilton, OntarioAddress at Enlistment:Hamilton, OntarioAge at Enlistment:18Height: 5 Feet, 4½ InchesComplexion: FairEyes: BlueHair: BrownPrevious Military Experience:77th Regiment (1 month)Marital Status:Single Trade:Lathe HandReligion:MethodistNext of Kin:James Forman Perry (Father) 86 Niagara St., Hamilton, OntarioDate of Death:November 6, 1917Age at Death:20Memorial:Ypres Menin Gate MemorialCommemorated on Page 308 of the First World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on July 6Not Commemorated on the Yarmouth War MemorialWilfred was the son of James Forman Perry (b. May 19, 1867 in Yarmouth NS; d. September 11, 1927 in Hamilton, Ontario). His mother was Clara Augusta (Goodwin) Perry (b. September 13, 1869 in Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., NS; d. December 26, 1946 in Hamilton, Ontario). The family was living in Yarmouth in 1901, but moved to Hamilton, Ontario. Wilfred was the oldest of three sons. His two brothers and two sisters were born in Ontario. Wilfred served with the 120th City of Hamilton Battalion while in Canada. He embarked Halifax on August 14, 1916 on the Empress of Britain, disembarking at Liverpool, England on August 24, 1916.On January 25, 1917 he was transferred to the 134th Battalion and on May 23, 1917 to the 3rd Battalion. He arrived in France on May 25, 1917 and served with the 3rd Battalion until his death.Private Perry was hit by a piece of Shrapnel and instantly killed after the Battalion had reached its objective during an attack north-west of Passchendaele.