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Philip C V PERRY from Wem, Shropshire, what happened next?
« on: Saturday 09 May 20 09:29 BST (UK) »
Seeking any information after 1917 about the life of Philip Charles Vere PERRY.
Born 26.10.1892, Wem, Shropshire.

Son of James Perry and Susan Perry. Philip had 3 sisters: Grace, Olga, 'Philis'.
His father James Perry was a Shropshire man who became Police Sergeant in Ludlow, Shropshire, and Ludlow became the family home for a long time.

Philip C V Perry is present on the 1901 and 1911 censuses in Ludlow.
Findable in WW1 in connection with branches of the Air Force & Navy. Last appearance on the Navy Lists is dated 1917.

His name appears on the Ludlow War Memorial but it is not thought he died in WW1. A researcher says he was invalided out of the RAF.

His father James' will (1933) only names his widow and 2 spinster daughters, not Philip nor a surviving sister. [Why?]

There's a tiny form dated 1914 from 'Hendon' where Philip gives his place of birth as 'Darjeeling, India' [a glamorous fib, to give himself an advantage? - or to conceal his Shropshire origins?]

Otherwise, we're in the dark.
Did he survive WW1?
Did he enlist for WW2 with a Shropshire unit?
Did he get married?
When and where did he die?

Suggestions please, very many thanks, Dulciebun



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Re: Philip C V PERRY from Wem, Shropshire, what happened next?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 09 May 20 09:43 BST (UK) »
Is this death on Anc relavent??

Philip Charles Pere Perry
Age:    27
Death Date 13 Apr 1920
Burial  21 Apr 1920 Kodaikanal, Madras, India

Kay
 
Looking at the image he was a Planter and he died of shock resulting from an accident to the head

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Re: Philip C V PERRY from Wem, Shropshire, what happened next?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 09 May 20 09:49 BST (UK) »
There is an inventory of his estate in Madras in 1921.
ANT: Nesbit, Potts; CHS: Gosling (Hazel Grove/Lymm), Hinton (Lymm), Johnson (Hazel Grove), Marsland (Hazel Grove), Massey (Daresbury), Sorton (Warmingham); LAN: Jackson, James, Potts (Manchester/Salford); MAY: Caulfield, Griffin (Leveelick); SAL: Goodwin, Johnson (Bridgnorth), Gregory (Wellington); STS: Goodwin, Gregory, Johnson (Wolverhampton); Hallett (Trysull); SOM: Dowding, James, Jones (Bath)

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Re: Philip C V PERRY from Wem, Shropshire, what happened next?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 09 May 20 12:41 BST (UK) »
Is this death on Anc relavent??

Philip Charles Pere Perry
Age:    27
Death Date 13 Apr 1920
Burial  21 Apr 1920 Kodaikanal, Madras, India

Kay
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Ooh, thank you Kay, that looks promising. (I don't have Worldwide access on the fam. hist. sites.) Given the complexity of the name (and Ancestry also got the Vere wrong), this could well be him.  Which would explain why he disappears from Shropshire - maybe he had dreams of going to India and did so after WW1. Sad though if he got through the war, then died so young, of an accident...

I will accept this as the correct solution, it feels right.
Bless you x
 
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Re: Philip C V PERRY from Wem, Shropshire, what happened next?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 09 May 20 12:44 BST (UK) »
There is an inventory of his estate in Madras in 1921.

Manchester Rambler, that's interesting, thank you... Does it suggest that he made any progress in the few years he was there, or was he just setting up the enterprise?
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Re: Philip C V PERRY from Wem, Shropshire, what happened next?
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 09 May 20 12:52 BST (UK) »
He had 442 rupees in the bank, and after payment of various bills there was just 37 rupees left.
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Re: Philip C V PERRY from Wem, Shropshire, what happened next?
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 09 May 20 13:02 BST (UK) »
He had 442 rupees in the bank, and after payment of various bills there was just 37 rupees left.

At least he had no debt! (Which is more than I can say for many of us these days).
Many thanks, I'm grateful.
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