My Great Uncle John


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Lance Corporal John William Perkins 2nd Bn Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, Died on 15th July 1917 203864 was the son of William and Annie Perkins of Hemsworth, he was born in 1894 in Hemsworth Pontefract West Yorkshire, he had two brothers and two sisters, one of which was my grandfather Frederick Arthur Perkins, when his brother died he was buried in Coxhyde cemetery Belgium. Last year a friend of mine who served in the military as an MP placed a wreath at his grave for me and my family. His brother “Fred” missed him terribly and until his death in 1964 had his battledress hung up in a long cupboard in his front parlour, and no one was allowed to touch it.

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