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Forename(s): Robert Clement
Place of Birth: Halifax, Yorkshire
Service No: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 10th (Service) Battalion
Division: 23rd Division
Date of Death: 1918-10-27
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Plot 5. Row A. Grave 5.
CWGC Cemetery: TEZZE BRITISH CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: HEBDEN, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: LINTON-IN-CRAVEN, YORKSHIRE
Robert Clement Perks (born 2 January 1895) was the son of Thomas Probert and Alice Lydia Perks, née Hawkins. Thomas was born at Brecon, Brecknockshire and Alice at Ledbury, Herefordshire.
1901 Lytham, Lancashire Census: Lytham and Fairhaven College - Robert Perks, aged 6 years, born Halifax, Yorkshire.
1911 Halifax, Yorkshire Census: 26, Prescott Street - Robert Clement Perks, aged 16 years, born Halifax, son of Thomas Probert and Alice Lydia Perks.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Capt Robert Clement Perks, D.S.O., 10th Bn West Riding Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 26 August 1915. Correspondence: T.P. Perks Esq. (Father), The Green House, Hebden, Skipton.
Robert is commemorated on the Heath Grammar School War Memorial, Halifax and Merton College, University of Oxford War Memorial.
A short biography of Robert is included in: ‘Swaledale & Wharfedale Remembered - Aspects of Dales’ life through peace and war’ by Keith Taylor (2006).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
PERKS, Captain Robert Clement, D.S.O., aged 30, 10th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, son of Mr. T.P. Perks, The Green House, Hebden, and of Leeds, killed in action, Italy, Oct. 27, 1918.
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T/Captain Robert Clement PERKS
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division
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