PrivatePARR, JOHN

Service Number L/14196

Died 21/08/1914

Aged 17

4th Bn.
Middlesex Regiment

Son of Edward Thomas and Alice Rosina Parr, of 52, Lodge Lane, North Finchley, Middlesex. Believed to be the first British battle casualty of the war.

Buried at ST. SYMPHORIEN MILITARY CEMETERY

Location: Hainaut, Belgium
Number of casualties: 408

Cemetery/memorial reference: I. A. 10.

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Cemetery details

CWGC Archives

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DISCLAIMER:
This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.