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His nearest living relative was a Miss Parkin who worked at the Boots branch at St Ann Street, Manchester. He was the son of Joseph and Julia Parkin, and brother of Ernest, Lilian, Elsie, Doris and Ethel. In 1911, the family was living at 120 Northgate Street, Stockport
He was employed by Boots in Manchester. In 1911, he was an apprentice to a chemist.
16 Nov 1915
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2nd Bn Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
He contracted enteric fever while serving in Gallipoli and was evacuated to England where he died on 16 November. He was buried on 18 November in Chester (Overleigh) Cemetery (grave ref. Old cem. 9580).
Boots 'Comrades in Khaki', December 1915, 'Dead on the Field of Honour': 'Pte WH Parkin. One of those who relinquished his civil activities at Manchester to serve with the colours was WH Parkin, a most popular and highly respected member of Boots. He joined the Legion of Frontiersmen, and was engaged actively with the regiment in the Gallipoli peninsula. From here he was invalided home in the early part of October suffering from enteric fever. At first a fatal issue was not anticipated, but death ensued on November 16th, and on November 18th the mortal remains were laid to rest at Chester. The greatest sympathy is felt for Miss Parkin of Boots branch at St Ann Street, Manchester, who is the nearest living relative of our lost comrade.' (Nottinghamshire Archives, ref. RB.38) Boots 'Comrades in Khaki', February 1916, 'By the Way': has a photograph of Pte WH Parkin in uniform 'whose death was recently chronicled.'
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