Chatteris WW1 Soldier Arthur Henry Parkinsons 41508. Chatteris Remembers Biography
Pte Arthur Henry Parkinson 41508 1st Bn Norfolk Regiment Died: 21 August 1918 Arthur Parkinson was born about 1900 in Peterborough. In 1911 he was still at school lived with his parents at Puddock Hill Station between Chatteris and Warboys. His father was a brickyard fitter and turner. Arthur enlisted in Cambridge in December 1917, joining the Northamptonshire Regiment. He was later transferred to the 1st Bn Norfolk Regiment and went to France on March 15th 1918. Arthur was killed in action on 21st August 1918, a letter from his officer stated that he was killed instantly alongside many of his comrades. This would have been as part of the Battle of Albert 1918 the start of the offensive whereby the Germans were eventually pushed back to the Hindenburg Line. Arthur is buried at Adanac Military Cemetery, Mirmount on The Somme. The inscription on his gravestone reads “A Loving Son, Chatteris, Cambs”. Project File Contains • CWGC Certificate • 1911 Census • Soldiers Died • Cambs Times Oct 4th 1918, Sep 13th 1918 • Photos of grave • Medal Roll
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