Born in October 1877 at Twickenham, Middlesex, England, Syndey Bowyer Perrin was one of nine children of Alfred Perrin and Jane Bowyer. Perrin volunteered for service in South
Africa during the Anglo-Boer War at an uncertain date enlisting in the South African Constabulary (A Division) in which he served for the duration of his service being discharged on
12 December, 1902. For his service he was entitled to the Queen's South Africa Medal with the clasps "
Cape Colony", "Orange Free State", "Transvaal", "South Africa - 1901" and
"
South Africa - 1902".

Perrin returned to London after his discharge and married Ruth Webley. The couple had two children; Sydney Bowyer Perrin, Jr., (b. 1907) and Ruth Isabel Perrin (b. 1918). In the
1911 Census for Wandsworth Perrin is shown as being employed in a self-owned laundry business. Little else has come to light regarding Perrin who passed away in London on 15
February, 1952.

This photograph appears to have been taken in while Perrin was on active service in South African an is probably a copy made my London photographer H.R. Hill. The reverse side of
the photo bears the inscription; "
Uncle Sydney Perrin, brother of Grandpa Harry James Perrin and Uncle Frank Perrin." Both of these brothers later immigrated to Canada.

Cabinet Photograph
H. R. Hill - Photographer
232 Merton Road, Southshields, Wandsworth, London, England
c. 1901