Perkins, Alfred

Alfred Perkins, Private, 19894, Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Alfred was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Evan Perkins, of Freestone Cross, Cresselly, Kilgetty. 
He enlisted at Maesteg into the 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, which was a Regular Army Battalion that had been in France since the outbreak of war.
In 1916 the Battalion was attached to 22 Brigade, 7th Division, and had been moved to the Somme after taking part in the Battle of Loos. It was just two months into the Somme offensive that Alfred was killed at Delville Wood on 3 September 1916. 
He is buried nearby, at Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval.