This site is about Edward Claude Perkins. Claude, as he was known to his family, is recognised as one of the Boy Soldiers on the Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial. Claude joined the Australian Imperial Forces (AIF) as a 16 year-old to serve in France in the First World War.
This site attempts to retrace Claude’s steps and piece together his story in joining the AIF, going to war, and what happened after the war.
Considerable effort has gone into piecing his story together.
To get started in learning about Claude’s story, follow this link to the “The Story Page”