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Alfred Parr (junior) was born in 1886 at Newark and was the son of Alfred Parr (senior) a bricklayer and Mary Parr née Taylor of 92 Beacon Hill, Newark. His father Alfred Parr (senior) was born in 1853 at Newark and his mother Mary Taylor was born in 1862 also in Newark, they were married in 1880 at Newark and went on to have 12 children, sadly two died in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children all born in Newark were, William b1882, Joseph b1883, Alfred b1885, Jessie b1889, George b1892, Ivy b1894, Daisy b1897, Doris b1900, Hilda b1903 and Harry b1905. In the 1911 census the family are living at 92 Beacon Hill, Newark and are shown as Alfred 58 yrs a bricklayer, he is living with his wife Mary 49 yrs and their children, Alfred 26 yrs a maltster, George 19 yrs out of work, Daisy 14 yrs a day girl, Doris 11 yrs a scholar, Hilda 8 yrs a scholar and Harry 6 yrs. Alfred Parr (junior) married his wife Alice Hall on 26th December 1912 in Newark, they lived at 14 Elgin Place, Newark they went on to have 2 children, Norah b1914 Ackworth and Harry b1915 Newark.
05 Jul 1916
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Lance Corporal
1/5th Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Lance Corporal Alfred Parr enlisted at Doncaster, he served with the 1/5th battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. He landed in France on 10th April 1915 and was killed in action on 5th July 1916, having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Article published in the Newark Advertiser 19th July 1916 :- Resided with wife and two children at 14, Elgin Place, Newark. Well known locally as a very good boxer. Enlisted when war was declared and went out about 18 months ago. A few months since he was mentioned in despatches for bravery in bringing in a wounded man. News of his death received in a letter, he had volunteered to take some ammunition in another man’s place and was killed by a shell.
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