WW1 Alumni

Peryer, GW

George Wilson Peryer

Private, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own)

George Wilson Peryer lived with his parents, Sarah and George, at 60 Havil Street, Camberwell and was a student at Alleyn's until 1917 along with his older brother, John. After leaving school, both boys decided to join the war effort and John, being the eldest, was the first to enlist as part of the London Regiment in 1917. George joined the war effort just one year later as part of the British Army Reserve Force, which had been reorganized following the introduction of conscription in 1916. After joining the Reserve Force, George was posted to one of the many Young Soldier Battalions to complete his basic military training, before being transferred to a Graduate Battalion to await further orders. In September 1918, he was attached to the Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) and was preparing to embark for overseas service. However, as Allied victory drew closer, there was little need for reinforcements and George remained at home. He later took part however in the post war Occupation of the Rhineland.