John William Parr (1877-1917)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
John William Parr

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.
ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.

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