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John Moore Perkins  J. Perkins  J Perkins      Lincolnshire Regiment

Perkins Memorial     Perkins Memorial     Perkins Memorial

Surname Perkins
Forename/s John Moore
Rank Private
Service Number 19055
DOB 1897 at Grassmoor
Address Lived with his uncle & aunt Mr & Mrs W. H. Perkins at 12, Edward Street, New Tupton
Date & place of death/details 8/8/1916 Aged 18
Killed in action - shot in the head.
Regiment & Unit 7th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.
Service details France & Flanders
Military Awards?  
Married?               Children?  
Any photographs? Yes - Derbyshire Times (page 8)& Derbyshire Courier 9/9/1916
Derbyshire Times & Derbyshire Courier Obituary.
Derbyshire Times ObituaryJ Perkins
Parents names Mrs Harriett Perkins (later Mrs Fleeman)
Parents address 4, New Street, Grassmoor
Grave location or   memoria location No grave
Thiepval Memorial, France Pier & Face 1C
Living relatives?  
Any other information? Enlisted in November 1915.
he attended the New Tupton School, and played for the school football team.
Pre was occupation was a pony driver at Grassmoor colliery.
Also remembered on the Grassmoor Memorial.
Campaign Medals
Victory Medal

Victory Medal
Given the information available it is likely that John Perkins was entitled to the Victory medal, also called the Inter Allied Victory Medal. This medal was awarded to all who received the 1914 Star or 1914-15 Star and, with certain exceptions, to those who received the British War Medal. It was never awarded alone. These three medals were sometimes irreverently referred to as Pip, Squeak and Wilfred.

Eligibility for this award consisted of having been mobilised, fighting, having served in any of the theatres of operations, or at sea, between midnight 4th/5th August, 1914, and midnight, 11th/12th November, 1918. Women who served in any of the various military organisations in a theatre of operations were also eligible.
British war Medal

British War Medal
From the information available, it is very possible that John Perkins was entitled to the British War Medal for service in World War One. This British Empire campaign medal was issued for services between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918.

The medal was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period.