No.5827317, Private Percy PERKINS
1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Frank Perkins was born on 6th October 1916 in Snailwell (Newmarket Q1-1915 3B:), baptised in Snailwell on 5th November 1916, son of Frank and Rose May PERKINS
(née ALLEN), father a groom They were later living in Fordham.
In 1939 the family were at 12 Eldith Avenue, Fordham - father Frank [26-3-1892] a farm carter; mother Rose [8-5-1892]; brothers Ronald [30-5-1918] a farm carter; Frederick [24-2-1920] a general labourer; Edwin [2-3-1921] farm carter and Geoffrey [28-5-1925] at school. Three closed records, presumably Frank and Percy were 2 of them.
He was the younger brother of Frank PERKINS see here
He is the only one of 21 men of the 1st Suffolk to die that day that is buried in Zuidschote, not far NNW from Ypres, presumably a rear guard action as the
BEF retreated to Dunkirk.
The evacuation from Dunkirk took place from 27th May to 4th June.
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