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Offline kingo

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10697 Sgt Albert Perkins
« on: November 24, 2013, 07:51:48 PM »
After spending yesterday at TNA i have been looking into the circumstances of Lt Townsend, 18th Battalions death on the 25th November 1915. It would appear that he was killed as the result of a badly thrown grenade during bombing instruction (Lt Townsend was the 18th Bn Bombing officer). The man who threw the grenade was never revealed in the war diary or official history, but in his file yesterday was a court of inquiry document stating that it was thrown by 10697, Sgt Albert Perkins. He was also badly injured and never returned to the Battalion and doesn't appear on the 14/15 Star Roll. He was cleared of any blame and the findings state that it was an accident. Has anyone any further info on Sgt Perkins and if anyone has access to Ancestry, would they mind looking to see if his Medal Card or records are there.


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Re: 10697 Sgt Albert Perkins
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2013, 08:12:59 PM »
Hi Andy
here's his MIC

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Re: 10697 Sgt Albert Perkins
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2013, 08:24:26 PM »
Cheers Neil- I wonder why he isn't on the 18th Bn 14/15 star roll ?. The fact that he ended up in the labour corps would suggest that his injuries were bad enough to keep him away from the front.
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Re: 10697 Sgt Albert Perkins
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2013, 08:26:42 PM »
Just spotted on the medal card that his 14/15 Star was to the labour corps.
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Re: 10697 Sgt Albert Perkins
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2013, 08:43:58 PM »
That strange
He went over on the 8/11/1915 and the accident happened on the 25/11/1915
so you would of thought the star would of been issued by the Manchester's
unless they just claimed all three through the labour corps?