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Eric Perks

Portrait, WW2, Eric Perks in uniform. - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eric AWMM
  • Surname
    Perks AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ411934 AWMM
    • WWII 411934 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Ruby Perks (wife), Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ411934 AWMM
    • WWII 411934 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Leonard and Lillian Perks of Onehunga, Auckland.

    Husband of Ruby Alice Perks (née Woods) later Baxter. After his death Ruby enlisted with the WAAF, Whenuapai

    The Auckland Museum Library manuscripts collection contains further information on Flight Sergeant Eric Perks (MS2004/36). Material includes correspondence relating to his death, copies of his marriage and death certificates, and a diary containing daily entries from 12 September 1941 to 27 February 1942.

    Papers relating to war service of Flight Sergeant Eric Perks, ca.1913 - 1942. 2004. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2004/36 AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    29 August 1942 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    GermanyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Durnbach War Cemetery, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany AWMM 9.K.18. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Onehunga War Memorial Swimming Pool, Jellicoe Park (off Quadrant Road), Park Gardens, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch: Volplane Press.(Vol.1, p.242) AWMM
    • Richardson, Shelly. Papers relating to war service of Flight Sergeant Eric Perks, ca.1913 - 1942. 2004. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2004/36. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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10 September 2015SarndraAuckland, New ZealandResearcher
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