Henry Parkin (c.1892-1916)

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Henry Parkin

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

PARKIN, HENRY. Gunner. No 62457. 126th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Honley. Son of Joe and Helen Parkin, of Magdale, Honley. Educated Honley Church School. Employed by Messrs Eastwood Brothers, Thirstin Mill. Was a member of the Honley Conservative Club. Enlisted November 1915. Had gained his first class certificate for signalling and telegraphy. Had been in France for fifteen weeks when he was seriously wounded by shell fire on 15.10.1916, aged 24 years. He died within a few minutes on his way to the dressing station. Buried LONGUEVAL ROAD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row F, Grave 3.
ROH:- Honley War Memorial.
Brother of Gunner ALBERT PARKIN killed in action, 10.5.1918.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission