PERKINS, Charles

Flight Sgt RFC died following an air crash. in Cirencester Red Cross Hospital on 28/4/1918 (Western Mail 3/5/1918 funeral report). b 1885 Featherstone, 1901C at Hathersage. 1891C son of John and Martha Perkins, brother of Edwin, Lionel, Percy, Sidney and Walter Perkins. does not appear on 1911C.  Records for him seem very scant. Family lived in Hathersage at least from 1890/1895 as three brothers were born there during this time. Their father was a railway contractor, and presumably was employed on the new line being built through the Hope Valley around this time.