PERKINS, James, T2/015625, Driver.
17th Division Train, Army Service Corps.
Born in Darlaston in 1885. Married Elizabeth about 1909.
He enlisted at Darlaston and after training he was posted to France on the 20th December 1915.
James was killed in action on the 7th August 1916 aged 30.
He is buried in Plot V. H. 15. Bethune Town Cemetery,France.
His widow had the following carved onto his headstone. “As years roll on we miss him more.”
He was entitled to the 1915 Star, War Medal and Victory Medal.
The CWGC have his age at death as 35, I believe him to have been about 30.
At the time of the 1911 census the family home was 20, Foundry St, Darlaston.
James Perkin. H. 25. Machinist
Elizabeth Perkins. W. 22.
James Perkins. s 1.
Towards the end of 1918 Elizabeth married John E Kimbley and lived at 37, Catherines Cross, Darlaston.