Perrott Frederick Vernon Phair Captain 116578
Name Perrott Frederick Vernon Phair
Army number 116578
Decorations Military Cross - gazetted 2/12/1918.
Date of birth 10/5/1893 at Washington.
Age 68 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - commissioned as a 2/Lt in the 8th Battalion 25/1/1915. Served in France. Demobilised. Rejoined the 8th Battalion as Captain (TARO) 8/5/1937. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI probably just before 1/9/1939. Awaiting discharge in UK in April 1940. Relinquished Commission on ill-health grounds 31/7/1940 and granted the Honorary Rank of Captain.
Company/Battery B Company (Gilesgate).
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939 or slightly earlier.
Promotions Lt 27/10/1915, A/Captain 5/11/1916, Lt 1/6/1916, A/Captain 19/9/1918.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Died December 1961 at Wolsingham, County Durham.
Home address Son of Rev'd D. Perrott, Vicar of Kirk Merrington, Ferryhill. Educated Durham School and Royal Grammar School, Newcastle.
Source table 11DLI
Before the First World War he was engaged in oil engineering operations in the South Russian oilfields 1911-1914. Following demobilisation after the First World War he emigrated to California to join the family fruit canning business until its sale in 1934.
His medals could previously have been found displayed in the DLI Museum, but, following its closure, are now held in the Collection at Palace Green. To see his biography, photograph and a link to his medals, please click [here]