Per his military service record (Depot), Henry Perry was born at Surrey, England.[1]  He gave his age as 44 years, his marital status as single, and his occupation as labourer. His description on his Certificate of Medical Examination was 5 feet 9 inches tall, weight 10 stone 10 lbs., with a dark complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair. His religious denomination was Church of England. He claimed that he had no previous military service.

‘Perry’ was reported in the Wellington Times on 18th October 1915 as one of the men who enlisted with the Coo-ees at Wellington.[2]

He completed his medical examination at Wellington on 16th October 1915 (the day the Coo-ees marched from Geurie to Wellington). He was attested by Captain T. A. Nicholas at Stuart Town on 19th October 1915 (the day the Coo-ees marched from Dripstone to Stuart Town).

After completing the Coo-ee March he went into Liverpool Camp as reinforcement for the 13th Battalion.

Private Perry’s service record reports that he was absent without leave from 18th December 1915 to 12th January 1916.

He was discharged services no longer required on 12th January 1916.



[2] HITCHEN’S COO-EES. (1915, October 18). Wellington Times (NSW : 1899 – 1954), p. 3. Retrieved March 11, 2018, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article143388424


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