Parr, Arthur

Arthur Parr was born on 1 April 1898 at Chester, Cheshire, England.

The 1901 Census shows that the family lived at 17 Elwy Street, Rhyl, Flintshire.  The head of the family was Agnes Parr, a widow, who was a Laundress.  Her husband William Robert Darlington Parr had died in 1899.  They had three children – Walter Parr aged 8, Alice Parr aged 4 and Arthur Parr aged 3 years.

The family later moved to live at 12 Mona Street, Millbank, Rhyl, Flintshire.

Arthur enlisted with 5th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers at the Recruitment Centre, Rhyl, Flintshire.

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Headstone of Private Arthur Parr at Rhyl Church Cemetery, Rhyl, Flintshire, North Wales.

He is also remembered on a Remembrance Plaque at The Royal Alexandra Hospital, Marine Drive, Rhyl, Flintshire and on The North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, North Wales.

There is a Flintshire Roll of Honour Card for Arthur Parr at the County Archives Office, Hawarden, Flintshire, which is undated and unsigned.

Learn more about the other soldiers on the Rhyl Memorial

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