Joseph Preece Perry (1889–1944)


Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)    

Photo courtesy Alan Perry

Joseph Perry

Joseph Perry was not on the original Crich Roll of Honour in St Mary's Church, Crich (his brother George was recorded). However, he was recorded on the Roll of Honour for Crich as reported in the Belper News and Derbyshire Telephone dated 13 November 1914. Oddly George was not on this newspaper list yet it is believed he enlisted at Crich in 1914.

Joseph married Mary Emma "Polly" Slack 23 November 1914 at Dethick and he died 24 May 1944 at Crich.

He was with the Territorials, Sherwood Foresters, before the war, the following photographs were taken in 1912. His grandson believes he did not serve as he was a miner and had reserved occupation status. However, we cannot find any documentation to confirm or not whether he served,

Photos courtesy Alan Perry

Joseph Perry with the Foresters WW1

Joseph Perry on extreme left

Joseph Perry

Joseph Perry, second right

Joseph Pery and wife

Joseph with his wife Mary Emma "Polly" Slack


1901: Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Information Where born
Joel Perry Head 45 Navvy Crich
Alice Perry wife 37   Shrewsbury
Lilly Perry daughter 14 Domestic servant Crich
William Perry son 13 Limestone quarry Crich
Joseph Perry son 11   Crich
Ellen Perry daughter 10   Crich
George Perry son 8   Crich
Russell Perry son 5   Crich
Rhoda Perry daughter 4   Crich
Ann Perry daughter 1   Crich

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1911: Sun Lane, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Information Where born
Joel Perry Head (wdwr) 56 Hosekeeper Crich
Lilly Perry daughter 24   Crich
William Perry son 23 Labourer general Crich
Joseph Perry son 22 Labourer general Crich
Ellen Perry daughter 20 Domestic Crich
George Perry son 18 Labourer general Crich
Rhoda Perry daughter 14 Domestic Crich
Ann Perry daughter 11 School Crich

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Joseph Perry's brother George Perry is on the Roll of Honour