Parry, Alfred

Alfred Parry was born about 1895.

He was recorded in the 1911 census living at Glan Llyn, Axton, Holywell with his Aunt and Uncle. Head of the household was Joseph Parry a 40 year old Coal Miner. Joseph’s wife of 17 years was Catherine Parry 36. She had given birth to 3 children all of whom had survived. Their listed children were recorded on the census. Ann was 17 and a Domestic Servant. Edward 14 and Lilian 9 were both still at school. Nephew Alfred Parry was 17 and a Farm Labourer.  They had all been born  ‘South of Llanasa’.  Owen Williams a 60 year old widower was listed as a servant and Farm Labourer.

It’s difficult at this stage to delve further back with census returns as there is another Arthur Parry, the same age in Llanasa and it’s difficult at this stage to decide which path to follow.

UK soldiers who died in The Great War 1014 -19 accessible on confirms the regimental information at the top of this page. It says he was born in Holywell and that he enlisted in Flint and this source tells us he died of wounds.  His medal index card lists his two medals and tells us that he had a previous regimental number 3800.

The register of Soldier’s effects names Alfred’s aunt Catherine J as his sole legetee

There is an index card for Alfred in The Flintshire roll of Honour at The County Record Office in Hawarden. It gives the address Glan Llyn, Axton, Holywell and it quotes his number and regiment as above. It says that Alfred was ‘wounded on 3rd August 1917 and died on the 7th August the same year in the 57th General Hospital in Boulogne. The card was signed by Joseph H Parry.


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