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  • 56012 Private Henry T Parr was killed in action on 9 June 1917 during the Battle of Messines. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
Person Details
Nottingham
He was the son of Thomas Richmond and Mary Parr and the brother of George, Benjamin, Ann, Ellen, James and Arthur Parr. In 1911 they lived at 54 Hooton Street St Ann's Nottingham.
He was a carter in 1911.
09 Jun 1917
1623375 - CWGC Website
56012
Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Enlisted at Nottingham and entered theatre sometime after 1 January 1916. He was posted to 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters. Henry was killed during the Battle of Messines - June 9th 1917 - '12.10 am rations arrived and sent up. Intermittent and pretty heavy shelling of 'O' (Odour Trench) 21 central with 5.9's which continued throughout the night. Capt. Gregory reported killed while in Forester Post. 2/Lt. Cook killed in Odour Trench about the same time.' It is probable that Henry was also killed at this time as 2 officers and 9 other ranks were killed in the day. A shell strike is the likely cause of all the deaths. They are all commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. John Morse
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  • 56012 Private Henry T Parr was killed in action on 9 June 1917 during the Battle of Messines. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
    Henry T Parr name on Memorial - 56012 Private Henry T Parr was killed in action on 9 June 1917 during the Battle of Messines. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse