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Hunt for Walsall family of Somme victim

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: April 14, 2014

  • Ambrose Perkins with his young brother Horace

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LIKE so many people I too have been on the ancestor trail so you can imagine how delighted I was when researching a great uncle's war history I came across beautiful pictures of him and other members of his family.

His name was 2550 Private Ambrose Perkins and he was the son of Mr and Mrs F Perkins, of 299 Farm Street, Hockley, Birmingham.

He served in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 8th Battalion.

Sadly he lost his life on July 3, 1916, at the battle of the Somme aged 22.

He is pictured here with his little brother Horace.

Horace later in life married and had, I believe, five daughters and one son called Stephen.

I would dearly like to contact Stephen as I have many family pictures and he may be able to help me put names to faces.

So Black Country Bugle readers out there if you know of a Stephen H Perkins living in or around the Walsall area please show him this article.

I would be very grateful. Thanking you all in anticipation.

Elizabeth Brookes,

Broomhall Farm,




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