Alfred Perks was the son of Mr K. Perks and originally came from Stourbridge. He enlisted in the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry but was later transferred to the West Yorkshire Regiment in the 31st Division. In 1917 they fought in the difficult battles for the Hindenburg Line east of Arras, including the third battle of the Scarpe in April and the successful contest for Oppy Wood in June. Private Alfred Perks was injured at this time and taken prisoner of war. On the 21st November 1917 he died of wounds in captivity. He was 24 years of age and is buried in Niederzwehren Cemetery (X F 6) at Kassel and commemorated on the Wordsley Memorial.
High Street, Wordsley, West Midlands, DY8 5RU
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