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George Henry Perks was born in 1891, the son of Robert Walton and Elizabeth Perks. In 1901, they were living at 4 Crescent Row, together with George’s brothers Robert Walton and Frank Richard, and sisters Elsie Jennie and Florence Annie. George married Alice M. Price in 1914. They had a daughter, Elizabeth, later that year.

George enlisted in the 1st Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment (number 8894). On 25 September 1915, he was reported as missing, and a piece appealing for information about him appeared in the Express & Star on 4 February 1916. Unfortunately, it later transpired that this was the date of his death. By the time of his death, his parents were living at 8 Warwick Street, and his wife was living at 7 Shakespeare Street, Horsley Field. He is commemorated at the Loos Memorial, and also appears on the Monmoor & Victoria Works Memorial (presumably his place of employment prior to the war.

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