Military Medal, (GV). (Cpl. W. J. Perrott. 4/Wing: R.F.C.);,British War and Victory Medals (A. Sgt. W. J. Parott. R.A.F.),
M.M. London Gazette 12 March 1917. 4th Balloon Wing Records of January 1917 states:
‘For conspicuous skill and devotion to duty. He has been employed in forward telephone exchanges and continually repaired lines under heavy shell fire, from June 1916.’
Wilson John Perrott was born in 1885, the son of George and Mary J. Perrott, of Lower Blagdon Farm, Taunton. Resided at 6 Belle Vue Terrace, East Reach, Taunton.
Joined the Royal Flying Corps in March 1916, he served in France with 4th Balloon Wing, Royal Flying Corps and earned a well-deserved M.M. in the summer of 1916. Transferred to the 1st Balloon Section, Royal Air Force, Perrott died of disease on 29 October 1918 and is buried in the Mont Huon Military Cemetery.
167 M.M.’s awarded to the Royal Flying Corps.