Parry, Joseph

Joseph Parry of 14 Aberdovey Terrace, Spon Green was the husband of Mary Parry. From the 1911 census, Joseph was a collier, born in Nerquis in about 1882. Mary Ann Wardle was born in Buckley in about 1883. They had 5 children 4 living in 1911: George Wardle, 11; Elizabeth May Parry, 8; Sarah Anne Parry, 6; Mary Parry, 1. From a newspaper report it appears Joseph and Mary had another child after 1911.

From the Flintshire Observer, 4th November, 1915   Buckley Hero. Private Joseph Parry who was a member of the 10th Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers has died from wounds in his left side & back caused by the explosion of a bomb. Deceased was 34 years of age. He leaves a widow & 5 children who reside at 14 Aberdovey Terrace.

From Natalia McKenzie Joseph Parry & Mary Ann Wardle [adopted surname Davies] were married in a civil ceremony at Chester Registry office on 1st November 1902. Joseph records his address as Spon Farm, possibly the family home of his father Thomas Parry who is recorded as a farmer on the certificate. Joseph Parry was the cousin of John Parry  who was killed in action near Ypres in 1917

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