Lance Corporal Alexander Ernest Perry

Biography of Lance Corporal Alexander Ernest Perry

Alexander Ernest Perry was born on 21 October 1889, the son of Jane M R Perry, of Quern Cottage, Ulwell Road, Swanage, Dorset, and the late Robert Perry, MD.

He studied at both the Technical College and University in Glasgow. He enrolled as an evening student of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College (now the University of Strathclyde) in session 1905-06, when he took a course of Electrical Engineering Lectures. Perry returned to the College five years later in session 1910-11, when he enrolled for evening courses in Mathematics and Inorganic Chemistry Lectures, qualifying for second-class certificates of merit in both; and in Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, for which he obtained a first-class certificate of merit. By this time, the student register records his occupation as ‘Engineer’, and his address as 11 Queen’s Terrace, Glasgow.

Alexander came to the University of Glasgow in 1907 as an Engineering Science undergraduate and studied for three years but did not graduate.

Alexander Perry enlisted in September 1914. Lance Corporal Perry was part of the Machine Gun Corps of the 6th Cameron Highlanders, and he was killed in action at Loos on the 26th September 1915, aged 25. Alexander Ernest Perry is commemorated on Panel 119 to 124 of the Loos Memorial in the Pas de Calais, France.

Summary

Lance Corporal Alexander Ernest Perry
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: 6th Cameron Highlanders - Machine Gun Section
Degree: Student
Awards: N/A
Comments: Killed in action at Loos 26 September 1915 (aged 25)
Note/Press Clipping: N/A
Photo ID: Ch 4/4/2/2/220

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