CEF Soldier Detail

Private Leslie John Perkins
Died: June 18, 1947

Regimental Number:
1024566
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Garrison Regiment
Battalion:
No. 2 Detachment
Company:
Place of Birth:
Liverpool, Lancashire
Country:
England
Next of Kin:
Bridget Perkins, mother. 27 Wellington Road, New Brighton, Lancashire, England
Address at Enlistment:
1832 Dundas Street, Toronto, Ontario
Date of Birth:
December 11, 1899
Trade or Calling:
Steward
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Toronto, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
April 13, 1917
Age at enlistment:
17
Height:
5 Feet 4 Inches
Chest:
33 Inches
Expansion:
2 Inches
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
June 18, 1947
Age at Death:
47
Buried at:
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
Research Notes
Although his name does not appear on the 234th Battalion Nominal Roll, every indication suggests that he did, in fact, mobilize with them to England
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Garrison Regiment No. 2 Detachment
Private Canadian Infantry Young Soldiers' Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 3rd Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 12th Reserve Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 234th Battalion

Son of William Randall Perkins and Bridget Perkins (nee Reilly); younger brother of William John Perkins (Service No. 2014353)

True age was discovered by military authorities on December 11, 1917 and he was transferred to England as a Minor and assigned to the Young Soldiers' Battalion for the remainder of the war. Discharged December 30, 1918 as a Minor. Baptism record shows his name as 'John Lesley Perkins'