PERKINS, Charles. † ≠ Flight Sgt 2719 RFC died at Cirencester Red Cross Hospital on 28/4/1918 following a flying accident in a collision with another aircraft, age 33. He received his pilot’s licence in November 1917, after already having served two years in France. He was buried with full military honours in Skewen St John’s Churchyard, Nr Neath, S Wales. (Western Mail 3/5/1918 funeral report, listed as ‘On Active Service’ ). b 1885 Featherstone, 1891C at Hathersage. son of John and Martha Perkins, a Lay-Preacher living in 1918 at Lyncliffe House, Castle Street, Skewen. Brother of Edwin, Lionel, Percy, Sidney and Walter Perkins. does not appear on 1911C. Family lived in Hathersage at least from 1890/1895 as three brothers were born there during this time. Their father was a railway sub-contractor, and presumably was employed on the new line being built through the Hope Valley around this time.