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George Edward Perry

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Portrait, George Edward Perry, WWI - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, George Edward Perry, WWI - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Perry AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 18146 AWMM
    • WWII 612934 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 May 1896 AWMM DeptfordEngland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 11 July 1916 AWMM Ohakune, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    George Perry (father), Ohakune, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 December 1916 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Attended Basic Training at Featherston Camp in 1916 AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 11 July 1916 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Baker/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 2 inches AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Medium AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of George and Ellen Perry

    On 29 January 1917, Perry transferred from the Mounted Rifle Brigade to 1 Imperial Camel Corps, based in Abbassia, Egypt. He saw active service with the Camel Corps in Egypt and Palestine.

    He embarked from Suez, Egypt for New Zealand aboard the Kaikoura on 6 March 1919, arriving home on 20 April 1919.

    Perry served with the New Zealand Home Guard in the Paeroa/Thames area during World War II from 1 August 1941 until 3 May 1943. During this time he was promoted to Corporal. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 November 1965 AWMM
    Age 69 AWMM
    MatamataWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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