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John William (Jack) Perry

Private John William (Jack) Perry (70021)
17th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Formerly 4862 
3/4th Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 30th July 1917

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John William Perry

Date of birth:

Place of Birth:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

Date of Birth registration:
Oct – Dec 1898

Place of Birth Registration:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


A marriage for John has not been found.


Father’s Name:
William Thomas Perry

Father’s DOB:

Father’s Place of Birth:
Hilgay, Northamptonshire, England

Father’s Occupation:
Insurance agent

Mother’s Name:
Edith Amy Creasey

Mother’s DOB:

Mothers POB:
Swineshead, Lincolnshire, England

Mother’s Occupation:

Their Marriage:
1896 Boston District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)
Violet Amy Perry, 1897, Bourne
John William Perry, 1898, Bourne

1901 Census:
John is living with his grandparents in Bicker, Lincolnshire

1911 Census:
Albert is living with his uncle in Bicker, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 12 and he is listed as at school.

Relatives in services:

Newspaper Mentions
Boston Guardian Saturday 8th September 1917
Pte. J. Perry (Boston), Sherwood Foresters

Boston Guardian Saturday 15th September 1917
Killed in action, Pte. Jno., Perry, Sherwood Foresters, of Bicker

Pte Jno. Perry 17th Sherwood Foresters, of Bicker, has been killed in action. The deceased soldier joined the 3/4th Lincolnshire Regiment on November 11th 1915, at the age of seventeen. Sent to France in July 1916, he was gassed in October of the that year and on leaving hospital was transferred to the “D” Company of the Sherwood Foresters in whose ranks he fell fighting on July 31st, as he was engaged in making a charge against the enemy.
A memorial service was held in the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Bicker on Sunday afternoon last, a goodly number including most of his relatives being present. The Rev. Gervase Hall conducted the service, taking for his text, John xvc., 13v. He called attention to the bright, cheerful and promising life which had been voluntarily sacrificed for the good of others. The deceased was for many years a scholar in the Bicker Primitive Methodist Sunday school and the teaching he received there had much to do in helping him to bear so cheerfully the hardships pf a soldier’s life and his willingness to make the great sacrifice for the sake of his country. The choir feelingly sang one of his favourite hymns during the service. “Will there be any stars in my Crown,” Miss Carrotte ably presiding at the organ.

Military Records

Attestation Papers:
None found

WW1 Soldier’s Records:
None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
These records show that Private Jack Perry, 70021, 17th Battalion Notts and Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment was killed in action on 30th July 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders..

Pension Records:
Not yet available

Medal Card Index:
Jack’s medal card index states that he was eligible for the following medals:-
The British Medal
The Victory Medal

UK:Bourne, Roll of Honour in Bourne Abbey Church
Bourne, Bourne War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In memory of Private John William Perry, 70021, 17th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) who died on 30 July 1917 Age 18
Adopted son of Mrs H. J. Bannister of 3 Victoria Place, Bourne, lincs
Remembered with honour, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

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