John William Parr (1877-1917)
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- PARR, JOHN WILLIAM. Private. No 241074. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Almondbury in 1877. Educated at Milnsbridge schools. Employed as a concreter by Messrs J. and J. Bottomly, contractors, of Marsden. Married, with four children. Lived 1 Chorley Row, Marsden. Attended Milnsbridge Baptist Sunday School. Enlisted 15.3.1915. Reported missing, presumed killed, on 3.5.1917, at the Battle of Bullecourt. He was 39 years of age. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- In September 1917 his body was found lying out on the battlefield by his brother-in-law, Corporal NELSON WINTERBOTTOM, of Crosland Moor, who identified it by photographs of Mrs Parr together with an unfinished letter and two envelopes addressed to her, which were found on the body.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private JOHN WILLIAM PARR
- regiment: Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
- died: Thursday, May 3, 1917
- age: 39 years
- record ID: 1603287
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #1603287)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #3403474)