Spr 297822 R E. Later seems to have been downgraded due to health to Spr 27149  Road Construction Coy R E.     b1882 Crofton near Wakefield. 1911 C in Neath, Wales, a railway contractor. Family lived in Hathersage at least from 1890/1895 as three other brothers were born there during this time. Walter the eldest brother, son of John and Martha Perkins, brother of Edwin, Lionel, Percy, Sidney and Charles Perkins. Their father was a railway contractor, and presumably was employed on the new line being built through the Hope Valley around this time.