Arthur Hennis Perrott

13/06/1885 - 10/09/1914

  • Forename(s): Arthur Hennis
  • Surname: Perrott
  • Date of Birth: 13/06/1885
  • Place of Birth: Shoeburyness,Essex
  • Nationality: British
  • Country of Death: France
  • Father: Major-General Sir Thomas Perrott K.C.B.
  • Mother: Gertrude Louise Grace Perrott nee Cornwall
  • Siblings: Hastings Samuel Perrott(B1881)
  • Date of Baptism: 24/07/1885
  • Date of Death: 10/09/1914
  • Age: 29
  • CWGC Age: 29
  • Service Type: Army
  • Regiment/Unit: Princess Charlotte of Wales' (Royal Berkshire)
  • Battalion, sub-unit or ship: 1st Battalion
  • Rank: Lieutenant and Adjutant
  • Service Record: At the time of his birth, Arthur's father, Thomas was a captain in the Royal Artillery. He was a career soldier and the family lived an itinerant life. Arthur was educated at Windlesham House School (Sussex) and Wellington College (Berkshire). He then attended the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. He was gazetted to the Princess Charlotte of Wales’ (Royal Berkshire) Regiment in 1905, being appointed as Lieutenant in 1909. He served as A.D.C to the General Officer Commanding the Straits Settlements until 1913 when he was appointed Adjutant to his battalion (the Ist). Arthur's battalion landed at Rouen on 13th August 1914. He was killed less than one month later towards the end of the Battle of the Marne. His battalion's War Diary for the day reads 'Went about to deploy for further action against hostile artillery. Heavy Shell fire from left. ......Casualties Lt A. H. Perrott and 1 other rank killed. Other ranks 23 wounded......'. Other details about Arthur's service including the Rev A J Hutton's comments in Windlesham Roll of Honour are written up as a separate story.Kelly's Directory shows that Major-General Sir Thomas Perrott was living at Green Farm, Bagshot by 1915 and remained there until 1919.
  • Census Years: 1891, 1901, 1911
  • IWM Life Story Link: https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3480818
  • Other Sources: Hutton A.J., date unknown, Windlesham Roll of Honour SHC Ref: Z_682_1 34AKelly’s Directory 1913, 1915, 1918, 1919National Archive WO339/6284St Colmon Church Colmonell, Stained Glass WindowsBagshot Roll of Honour (http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Surrey/Bagshot.html)War Diary 1st Royal Berkshire Regiment - The Wardrobe (http://www.thewardrobe.org.uk/research/war-diaries/detail/38)Biographical Research: Moira Nairn.
  • Other Information: Remembered on St Colmon Parish Church, Colmonell, Ayrshire.