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Place of Birth: Blackburn, Lancashire
Service No: 12375
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 'C' Coy 2nd Battalion
Division: 5th Division
Date of Death: 1919-08-25
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Section A Grave C 59.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: BARNOLDSWICK - GHYLL UNDENOMINATIONAL BURIAL GROUND
Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE
James Parkinson was the son of Christopher and Esther Parkinson, née Brogden. Both parents were born at Blackburn, Lancashire.
1891 Lower Darwen, Lancashire Census: 116, Nuttall Street - James Parkinson, aged 7 years, born Blackburn, Lancashire, son of Christ. and Esther Parkinson.
1901 Nelson, Lancashire Census: 5, Elizabeth Street - James Parkinson, aged 18 years, born Blackburn, Lancashire, son of Esther and [stepson of] George Nowell. [Esther had married George Nowell in 1894.]
James was married to Hannah Bird in 1908. Hannah's sister, Gertrude Bird, was married to Private Thomas Francis (7898] (q.v.).
1911 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 1, Hartley Street - James Parkinson, aged 27 years, born Blackburn, Lancashire, husband of Hannah Parkinson.
The British Army Service Record for James Parkinson exists but may be incomplete.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte James Parkinson, 12375, West Riding Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 29 April 1915. [James received the Silver War Badge.]
James Parkinson was buried on the 28 August 1919. His address in the burial records is 9, Bankfield Street, Barnoldswick. Also buried in the same grave are Josiah Bird Parkinson (buried 6 August 1910), Annie Whitell (buried 4 March 1914) and Hannah Parkinson (buried 23 March 1967).
Photograph: 'Craven Herald' (12 July 1918).
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Private James PARKINSON
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 5th Division
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