Tom Parkin (c.1885-1917)

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.

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, TOM. Private. No 203610. 1/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Slaithwaite. Son of Joseph and Grace Parkin of Slaithwaite Hall, Slaithwaite. Husband of Nora Parkin, Green Bottom, Booth, Slaithwaite. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Crowther, Bruce and Company of Marsden. Attended Lingards Wood Bottom Sunday School where he was a member of the Young Men's bible class and the gymnasium. Was a gymnastic instructor at the Marsden Evening School. At the international Olympic Games at London in 1908, he represented Yorkshire in the British team. Enlisted September 1916. Embarked for France in December 1916. Died of wounds at No 44 Casualty Clearing Station 10.10.1917, aged 32 years. Buried NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row E, Grave 1.
ROH:- St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.