• Edward Claude Perkins

Army / Flying Corps
  • 17th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Sapper

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  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Birth

    Bowral, NSW, Australia

  • Enlistment - WW1

    Sydney, NSW, Australia

  • Killed in Action

    80360 Combles, France
    Wednesday, 8 November 1916

  • Birth

    Saturday, 10 March 1900

  • Moved from Bowral to Leichhardt, Sydney NSW

    Sydney NSW 2040, Australia
    Tuesday, 15 October 1901

  • Enlistement at the Sydney Town Hall

    QVB, York St - Stand B, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
    Wednesday, 22 December 1915

  • Full Enlistment at Sydney Showground

    Sydney NSW 2021, Australia
    Tuesday, 4 January 1916

  • Departure from Sydney

    New South Wales, Australia
    Sunday, 9 April 1916

  • Embarked on the "Megantic" for Plymouth, England

    Plymouth PL1, UK
    Sunday, 28 May 1916 - Wednesday, 7 June 1916

  • Marched into the 17th Battalion, Etaples, France

    62630 Étaples, France
    Wednesday, 6 September 1916

  • Joined the 17th Battalion

    Saturday, 16 September 1916

  • 17th Battalion marched out of Ribemont

    02240 Ribemont, France
    Saturday, 4 November 1916

  • Killed by Shell fire on the 8th November near High Wood. His Body was buried in a shell hole outside the trench.” Reference: Cpl: G.H.Robinson, 2770, B Co 6Pl

    80360 Combles, France
    Wednesday, 8 November 1916


    Tuesday, 1 May 1917

Stories and comments
    • Remembering Edward Claude Perkins, "Claude".
    • Posted by Mapping our Anzacs story, Monday, 4 November 2013

    Private Edward Claude Perkins (4503, 17th Battalion), a carpenter from Sydney, claimed to be 21 years 1 month old when he enlisted in January 1916.He was killed by shell fire near High Wood on the Somme, France, on 8 November 1916. He is buried in the AIF Burial Ground at Flers, not far from Bapaume.His mother wrote that he was 16 years 8 months old when he died.Details of Claude, the boy soldier, can be found here at the Australian War Memorial.For Claude's full story, make sure you go to ECPerkins.com.au