Parry, John William

From personal communication from descendants Mike Artell, John William Parry was the son of John and Margaret Parry who lived at 110 Brunswick Rd. John William was baptised at Bistre 20 May 1894.

In 1901 the family was living at Lane End: John Parry head age 30 collier – hewer; Margaret wife age 29. John W. son 7; Mary 6; Liza 4; Joseph 2; and James H. 2 months; all born Buckley. From family recollections the children later included Thomas and Fred.   Mary married Richard Lane in Liverpool in 1917. The family has not been found in the 1911 census.

From the County Herald, October 1915

The death of Private John William Parry; aged 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Parry, of 110 Brunswick Road, is officially communicated. The sad event occurred on the 22nd September. The deceased soldier was with the 5th Batt. R.W.F. (Territorials), and before the war he worked as a bricklayer at Buckley.

John William Parry was one of four Buckley soldiers killed at Gallipoli in August and September 1915, the others being Samuel Jones, Edward Roberts and Emrys Whitley.

Learn more about the other soldiers on the Buckley Memorial

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