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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Nottingham
Alfred Parr (junior) was born in 1898 in Nottingham and was the son of the late Alfred Parr (senior) a confectioner and Fanny Parr (née Langsdale) of 22 Kimberley Street Nottingham. His parents were born at Nottingham, Alfred in 1865 and Fanny in 1864. They married in 1885 and had eight children. Alfred's six siblings surviving infancy were Harold Henage b.1886, Herbert Edgar b.1889, Albert Stanley b.1892, Fred Edward b.1902 and Rosa Hilda b.1906. Alfred (senior ) died in 1909 in Nottingham aged forty four. In 1911 the family lived at 34 Trent Lane Nottingham.
In 1911 Albert was a baker's carter.
09 Apr 1918
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266208 - CWGC Website
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Sergeant
16th Bn Highland Light Infantry
Alfred William Parr enlisted at Nottingham serving initially(27759) with the Sherwood Foresters. Bienvillers Military Cemetery Grave Reference: XIV C 14
His older brother Herbert Edgar Parr also served during the Great War. He enlisted on 10th August 1914 in Nottingham having previously served in the 7th Battalion (Robin Hood Rifles) Notts & Derby Regiment. He served with the 9th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment and went to France on 31st May 1915. He was wounded in the neck and face on 31st December 1915, was discharged and awarded a silver war badge. He had married Maud Edwards on 27th March 1915 in Aldershot. Obituary placed in the Nottingham Evening Post 14th April 1918 :- “PARR. – Killed in action, April 9th, Sergt. A. W. Parr, H.L.I., aged 19, the dearly loved son of Fanny and the late Alfred Parr. A noble sacrifice. – From loving mother, brothers, and Rosy.” In Memoriam published in the 'Nottingham Evening Post,' 9th April 1919:- “PARR. – In loving memory of Sgt. A. W. Parr, 16th H.L.I., killed in action April 9th, 1918, the dearly loved son of Fanny and the late Alfred Parr, 22 Kimberley-street, Colwick-road. A day of remembrance sad to recall.” Above items courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Alfred Parr - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle