The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Major Alfred Perkins DSO

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Alfred Edward Perkins

Ancestor's date of birth: Detail not provided

Ancestor's date of death: Detail not provided

Cause of Death: Old Age

Service Number: Officer no number

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Sydney

Unit: NSW Army Medical Corps, also Bearer Company

Rank attained in Boer War: MAJ, Date Effective: Detail not provided

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not provided

Murray Page: 15, 17, 20

Contingent: First New South Wales

Ship: Kent, Date of Sailing: 28/10/1899

Memorial details: Interred in Wentworth Falls Cemetery

Decorations: Queens Medal With clasps. DSO Mentioned in Dispatches London Gazette 19/4/1901

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: December 1899 - December 1900 in Cape Colony, Free State, and Transvaal. Was briefly a POW.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 8 January 1901 on the Orient. Medals and uniform on display in Canberra's War Memorial, Boer War section.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Mary Lusby, Breakfast Point NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grand Daughter


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