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  • 7750 Private Arthur Parkin joined the 9th battalion Sherwood Foresters on Gallipoli in September 1915.  He was taken ill and died on the island of Imbros. After the Armistice he was re-buried at Lancashire Landing Cemetery, grave K.64. Visited, photo taken, cross laid by John Morse
Person Details
He was the son of Sarah Ann Jackson of Bradmore Nottingham. Arthur married his wife Eliza Ann Webbur on 7th August 1899 at St Johns Church, Nottingham, they lived at 21 Elgin Street, Sussex Street, Broadmarsh, Notttingham. They had the following children, Wilfred born 20th January 1903, Gladys born 19th September 1904, Herbert Edward born 07 July 1906, Olive May born 10th September 1909 and Sarah Ann born 24th April 1912 all were born in Nottingham. In the 1911 census he is living at 9 Lewis Square, Rancliffe Street, Nottingham and is shown as Arthur 30 yrs a corporation labourer , he is living with his children Wilfred 8 yrs and Olive 18 months. His wife is not listed at the address on the night of the census she is however listed as a patient at the Bagthopre City Isolation Hospital Hospital, Hucknall Road, Nottingham. Following his death his widow re married and became Eliza Ann Mills and lived at 66 Henry Street Sneinton Elements Nottingham. Eliza was given a pension of 27 shillings a week for herself and five children.
He was a labourer.
19 Jan 1916
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600266 - CWGC Website
7750
21 Elgin Street, Sussex Street, Nottingham
Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Arthur Parkin's enlistment papers show he was 29 years old and had served previously. He re-enlisted on 27 October 1914 and went to the Depot until 2/11/14 and then to 3rd Reserve battalion for two days. On 5 November 1914 he was sent to the 13th battalion which had been formed in Plymouth on October 1914. On 5 December 1914 he returned to the 3rd reserve battalion. On 18 September 1915 he joined the 9th Battalion on Gallipoli and this ties in with a group of reinforcements arriving at that time. The battalion withdrew from Gallipoli on 19th/20th December 1915 and moved to Imbros. Arthur was taken ill with meningitis and died on 19 January 1916. He was buried in Kephalos British Cemetery, Imbros. After the Armistice he was re-interred in Lancashire Landing Cemetery, grave K. 64. John Morse
In memoriam published 19th January 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “PARKIN. – In loving memory of my dear husband, Private A. Parkin, Sherwood Forester, died of wounds January 19th, 1916. Often I pause and think of you, and think of how you died, to think you could not say good-bye, before you closed your eyes; no loved one stood beside you, to hear your last farewell, not a word of comfort could you have, from those that loved you well. – From his loving wife and children. In memoriam published 19th January 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- PARKIN. – In loving memory of Arthur Parkin, who fell in action January 19th, 1916. Did his duty. – From his ever-loving wife and children.” Above are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • 7750 Private Arthur Parkin joined the 9th battalion Sherwood Foresters on Gallipoli in September 1915.  He was taken ill and died on the island of Imbros. After the Armistice he was re-buried at Lancashire Landing Cemetery, grave K.64. Visited, photo taken, cross laid by John Morse
    Arthur Parkin Grave - 7750 Private Arthur Parkin joined the 9th battalion Sherwood Foresters on Gallipoli in September 1915. He was taken ill and died on the island of Imbros. After the Armistice he was re-buried at Lancashire Landing Cemetery, grave K.64. Visited, photo taken, cross laid by John Morse
  • Photo published Nottingham Evening Post dated 16th February 1916, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Arthur Parkin - Photo published Nottingham Evening Post dated 16th February 1916, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918