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Riley PARKINSON

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Surname: PARKINSON

Forename(s): Riley

Place of Birth: Halton West, Yorkshire

Service No: 28823

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 9th (Service) Battalion

Division: 17th (Northern) Division

Age: 28

Date of Death: 1917-04-25

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Bay 6.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: THORNTON-IN-CRAVEN, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Randolph Riley Parkinson was the son of John and Sarah Ellen Parkinson, née Chew and brother of Private Dawson Parkinson (23716) (q.v.). Their father was born at Bolton-by-Bowland and mother at Newsholme near Gisburn, Yorkshire. Randolph and Dawson were cousins of Private Arthur Bleazard (11189) (q.v.) and brothers-in-law of Private Samuel Hayhurst (Pinder) (38239) (q.v.).

1891 Halton West, Yorkshire Census: Main Road - Riley Parkinson, aged 2 years, born Halton West, son of John and Sarah Ellen Parkinson.

1901 Gisburn, Yorkshire Census: Riley Parkinson, aged 12 years, born Halton West, Yorkshire, son of Sarah Parkinson (married).

1911 Clitheroe, Lancashire Census: Withgill Farm - Randolph Riley Parkinson, aged 22 years, born Halton West, Yorkshire, employed by George Robinson, Farmer. [In 1911 Riley's mother was living at 15, Wesley Place, Earby and his father at Bolton-by-Bowland.]

Riley was working as a farm labourer at Far Fence End, Thornton-in-Craven when he joined the Army.

The British Army Service Record for Riley Parkinson exists but may be incomplete.

Riley is commemorated on the Thornton-in-Craven War Memorial as Richard Parkinson.

Data Source: Local War Memorial

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 17th (Northern) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 17th (Northern) Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: PARKINSON

Forename(s): Riley

Born:

Residence: Clitheroe, Lancs

Enlisted: Skipton, Yorks

Number: 28823

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 9th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 25/04/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: PARKINSON

Forename(s): Riley

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 28823

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 9th Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 25/04/1917

Additional Information:

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