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Cyril John Perkins

Cyril John Perkins

Date of Birth

Unknown

College

Borough Road College

Service number

Unknown

WW1 rank

Second Lieutenant

Yorkshire Regiment, 4th Battalion

Date of death

27 June 1917

Buried/memorial

Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension (Grave/Memorial reference: I. K. 6.)

Biography

Second Lieutenant Cyril John Perkins attended Borough Road College for two years, where he played football. His destination is listed as “Second Lieutenant” implying a direct transfer from education to war service. Perkins joined the 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. He died from the effects of a gas shell explosion on 27 June 1917.

Sources

Entry on p.87 [Roll of Honour page], Mentioned on Framed Borough Road College Roll of Honour, BFSS/2/9/13/11, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, 1916 Annual Report