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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, Somme, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Son of Daniel Behagannah Parkes and Esther Parkes (nee Cumberbatch), of 8, Young St., Blue Bell Hill Rd., Nottingham (CWGC). At the time of the 1911 census Daniel and Esther were living at 8 Hudson Street with their children Esther (19), William (17), Percy (15), Herbert (12), John (10), Kathleen (3) and Katherine (1). Herbert served as a private in the North Staffordshire Regiment and died of wounds 13 December 1917 and was buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen.
Member of 2nd Nottingham Company Boys' Brigade (Dakeyne Street Lads' Club). At the time of the 1911 census Percy was an office boy.
03 Sep 1916
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Sergeant
17th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Sergeant Percy Parkes enlisted on 4th June 1915 at Nottingham, he gave his age as 19 yrs and 2 months, his occupation as that of a clerk and his home address as 8 Young Street, Blue Bell Hill Road, Nottingham his next of kin was his father Daniel Behagannah Parkes of the same address. He was promoted to Lance Sergeant on 20th October 1915. He embarked from England on 6th March 1916 and joined the British Expeditionary Force in France. He was killed in action on 3rd September 1916 and is buried in buried Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart (grave ref D.16).
Nottingham Post obituary (abridged) 25 September 1916: PARKES killed in action September 3rd, Sergeant Percy Parkes,
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, Somme, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Percy Parkes - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, Somme, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle