Other names: Harold John
Locations in this story: Berwick St. John, WiltshireOdstock, WiltshireArlesford, HampshireWinchester, HampshireSouthampton, Hampshire
Story: Harold John Perrett was born in Berwick St. John, Wiltshire, on 1 Oct 1891 and baptised there on 29 Dec 1891 the son of Samuel Perrett and Emma Perrett (nee Burden). He lived his very early life at Higher Bridmore, Berwick St. John, until the family moved, firstly, to Odstock, Wiltshire and then to Arlesford, Hampshire. Harold married Edith May Noble in Winchester, Hampshire, in 1917 just prior to his enlistment on 6 Mar 1917 in the Royal Navy as an Ordinary Seaman (Service No. J68213). He was transferred to the Naval Reserve on 12 Apr 1917 to become a deckhand on a civilian ship. He remained on the Royal Naval Reserve until 11 Nov 1930. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Violet Hill, South Lynch, Winchester, Hampshire, working as a Stockman on a farm. His death was recorded in Winchester during 1983.