Parry, Thomas Owen

Thomas Owen Parry was born in 1899 in Mostyn Flintshire. His Parents were Thomas Henry Parry, born 1875 in Holywell and Dorothy Williams born 1875 in Llanynys, Denbighshire.

Using we first see Thomas in the 1901 census when he was one year old. Thomas was  living with his parents in St Asaph, his father Thomas Henry was a police constable aged 26 and mother Dorothy was 25. The couple were married in 1898.

In the 1911 census the family was living in Nannerch. Father,  Thomas Henry was still listed as a police constable and he and wife Dorothy were 36 years old having spent 13 years married. Their listed children were :  Thomas Owen who was at school aged 12 years, Harry was 8 years old and Elizabeth was 5. All members of the family were listed as speaking both English and Welsh.

His medal index card lists his two medals and also that he was originally Private 1445 in a Training battalion before joining the South Wales Borderers as Private 41600.  UK Soldier Who Died  in the Great war 1914 to 1918 (On  the record for Thomas states that he was a resident of Caergwrle, enlisted in Mold and was killed in action in the Western European Theatre.

The register of soldiers effects in which the army calculated what moneys were owed to deceased soldiers includes an entry for Thomas Parry. His mother Dorothy was paid a total of £17..14sh..7d in two separate payments. This source says he was  killed in action in France or Belgium.

The CWGC listing for Thomas mentions that his mother and father were residing at the police station Prestatyn after the war.


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