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Parry, Arthur

Arthur Parry was born about 1889. The census of 1901 records him living with his family at School Lane Bronington. Head of the household was George Parry 56 a Labourer who had been born in Bronington. His wife was Mary Parry who was 51 and had been born in Hanmer. Their listed children in the household on the census were Arthur 12, Martha 9 and Herbert 7.

The next census of 1911 records the family still living in School Lane Bronington. George was 64 and a Farm Labourer. His wife of 42 years, Mary was 61. The form tells us she had given birth to 12 children, one of whom had not survived. The listed ( by then grown up) children in the household were William 29 and Arthur 22 both Farm Labourers and Martha 19,  a General Servant.

UK Soldiers Who Died in The Great War 1914 -19 accessible on www.ancestry.co.uk confirms all the regimental details at the top of this page. It tells us that he enlisted at  Broughton Hall. This source tells us he was killed in action in France/Flanders. His Medal index card also on Ancestry lists his two medals.  The Register of Soldier’s Effects in which the army calculated the monies owed to deceased soldiers, lists Arthur Parry and confirms that he was killed in action in France and that the outstanding sum of £21 .. 17sh .. 6d was paid to his sole legatee – his mother Mary.

There is an index card for Arthur Parry in The Flintshire Roll of Honour at The County Record Office in Hawarden. It gives the address as School Lane Bronington. It confirms the regimental details at the top of this page and adds that he had served since 1915. The card was signed by his Mother, Mary Parry on the 15th September (probably 1919 though she did not add the year)  She stated that she was his next of Kin.


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