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Husband of Nellie Parkes, of 66, Waterford St., Old Basford, Nottingham. (CWGC). One child, Willie (obit). Siblings Olive, Sam, Fred and Harry (obit).
23 Apr 1917
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1603239 - CWGC Website
Z/4598
Able Seaman
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Able Seaman William Parkes, R.N.V.R., Drake Battalion Royal Naval Division, was killed in action on 23rd April 1917. He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial.
“PARKES. – Reported missing April 23rd, now reported killed, A.B. William Parkes, R.N.D. They miss him most who loved him best, and Lord grant him eternal rest. – His sorrowing wife Nellie, and only son Willie. “PARKES. – Reported missing April 23rd, now reported killed, A.B. William Parkes, R.N.D. Peace, perfect peace. – Sorrowing mother, father, sister-in-law Janet and friend Sue. Obituaries published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 8th December 1917:- “PARKES. – Reported missing April 23rd, now reported killed, A.B. William Parkes, R.N.D., a noble life laid down. Deeply mourned by his only sister Olive, and brothers Sam, Fred, and Harry (also serving with the colours) Above obituaries are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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