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  • 22158 Private Edward Richard Parry was killed in action during the Battle of Thiepval on 26 September 1916. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
Person Details
Newthorpe Nottinghamshire
He was the son of George and Ellen Jane Parry and the brother of Joseph, Sarah, Richard and Ellen Jane Parry. In 1911 they lived on Hardwick Street Holmewood Chesterfield.
1911 - Collier Banksman above ground
16 Sep 1916
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808366 - CWGC Website
22158
Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Edward Richard Parry served with 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters on Gallipoli and in Egypt. They moved to France at the end of June 1916 and were sent to the Arras sector to get used to trench warfare. In August the move to the Somme was made and training began for an offensive in late September. On 26th September the Battle of Thiepval commenced and the battalion moved out of Constance trench following a creeping barrage. In ten minutes the first objective was taken and prisoners taken along with armaments. They also took the second objective quickly but had problems by keeping to close to the barrage, this causing casualties. A halt was made at Zollern trench for one hour allowing reorganisation of the men prior to the attack on Hessian Trench. The battalion took it's portion of the trench but other battalions had problems. This left the battalion 'sharing' the trench with the enemy and this would last overnight and into the following day. The brigadier put it thus - 'The manner in which Hessian Trench was tenaciously held during the night of 26/27th September by the 9th Sherwood Foresters reflected the greatest credit on that battalion as it was without touch on it's right and left with anyone except the enemy' It was though at high cost and one of these men was Edward. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. John Morse
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  • 22158 Private Edward Richard Parry was killed in action during the Battle of Thiepval on 26 September 1916. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
    Edward Richard Parry name on Memorial - 22158 Private Edward Richard Parry was killed in action during the Battle of Thiepval on 26 September 1916. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse