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Perram George Terence Clements
Royal Garrison Artillery attd. "C" Bty. 177th Bde.
Royal Field Artillery
1887 , Saugor, C.P., India
3 august 1917
Son of George James Perram, C.I.E., and Dilly Gertrude Perram, of Wotton Lodge, Uckfield, Sussex
Came to Stonyhurst in 1898, and after passing through the regular course, entered Philosophy in the middle of his Rhetoric year, in order to receive special coaching for entrance into the Army.
At Stonyhurst was an easy-going, good-natured boy, usually smiling, and not easily provoked, save when he thought something was mean, or not straight, but then unsparing in epithet.
One who knew him well declared that George hated the idea of an office stool, and it having been impressed on him that no half-measures would suffice, if he intended to live the life of a soldier, he buckled to his work with great zeal. Later in life he was the same, so that George was a good example of a man who realised the danger of his temperament, and kept himself well in hand.
He then went to Wimbledon College, and, after a few months in the Army Class, entered RMA Woolwich in 1905, receiving his commission in the R.G.A. in 1907.
Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery
Plot VII , Row D , Stone 1
till March 1909
29 july 1917
3 august 1917
Receiving his commission in the Royal Garrison Artilery
He found interests for himself, became a F.R.G.S. some years before his death, and wrote a memorandum of the country he travelled over in a shooting expedition in Abyssinia.
This he sent to the Intelligence Branch of the War Office.
He served in England at Golden Hill and at Weymouth , when he was transferred to India, posted to Aden, and afterwards to Bombay.
Appointed A.D.C. to Sir James Bell, the Resident at Aden.
On the outbreak of war, he was at Addis Abeba, the capital of Abyssinia, on short leave.
He promptly resigned his appointment, and, applying for Home Service
Was sent to Gallipoli
Came from Egypt to France in command of a battery of Australian Field Artillery
Transferred to the Royal Field Artillery.
Killed in action.
Shortly before his death he had, so he wrote home, received Holy Communion.
The details of his death near Ypres are given in a letter from the Brigadier-General commanding the artillery of his last Division :
'He was in action with his battery at the time, and was sitting with three of his subalterns in an improvised shelter, which was the headquarters of the battery, when a shell struck the shelter, killing George instantaneously.
Although I had known him only for a few days, he inspired me with great confidence as to his abilities, and in consequence I gave him command of one of my batteries and applied for his promotion to Acting Major.'