Sergeant Wireless Operator/Air Gunner 1165304 50 Squadron RAF

Sergeant Perry, who was known as Ron, was the son of Charles and Selina Millicent Perry and husband of Alice (Done) Perry, all residing at, and running the Crown Inn, Montgomery in 1939. Ron was a keen footballer, playing for local teams, a voluntary reservist, and a very popular young man in the area.

He had enlisted at the start of the war, joining 50 Bomber Command.

Sgt (Ron) Perry was killed on the 25th of March 1942 aged 32, and is buried at Lorient (Kerentrech) Communal Cemetery grave ref: plot 62 Row A. Lorient is a town in the South of Brittany with a Naval port and Government dockyard.

His plane was shot down on one of many missions to bomb and destroy the critically important German Naval docklands that had been built as the largest WW2 U-Boat base of the war.

It is a small cemetery with only 30 war casualties from WW2 buried at this site. All 30 men buried at this site were members of the Allied air forces, including the RAF, Royal Australian, Royal Canadian and Royal New Zealand Air Forces.

Sgt Perry still has relatives living near Montgomery.