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Henry PARRINGTON

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Surname: PARRINGTON

Forename(s): Henry

Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire

Service No: 242197

Rank: Private

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

Battalion / Unit: 1/6th Battalion

Division: 49th (West Riding) Division

Age: 24

Date of Death: 1918-02-27

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: G. 4.

CWGC Cemetery: POLYGON WOOD CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Henry Parrington was the son of William and Grace Parrington, née Hayes. William was born at Dent and Grace at Giggleswick, Yorkshire.

1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 26, Rowland Street - Henry Parrington, aged 7 years, born Skipton, son of William and Grace Parrington.

1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 26, Rowland Street - Henary [sic] Parrington, aged 17 years, born Skipton, son of William and Grace Parrington.

Henry was the brother-in-law of Private Albert Taylor Smith (40801) (q.v.).

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Henry Parrington, 242197, West Riding Regiment.

See also: ‘Guiseley Terriers: A Small Part in The Great War - A History of the 1/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment’ by Stephen Barber (2018).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

PARRINGTON, Henry, aged 26, West Riding Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Parrington, 26, Rowland Street, Skipton, killed in action Feb. 27, 1918.

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Private Henry PARRINGTON

Private Henry PARRINGTON

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: 49th (West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

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Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: PARRINGTON

Forename(s): Henry

Born:

Residence: Skipton, Yorks

Enlisted: Keighley, Yorks

Number: 242197

Rank: Private

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

Battalion: 1/6th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 27/02/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: PARRINGTON

Forename(s): H

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 242197

Rank: Private

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

Unit: 1st/6th Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 27/02/1918

Additional Information:

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15 March 1918

FORMER SKIPTON PORTER KILLED

We regret to say that Mr. and Mrs. Parrington, 26 Rowland Street, Skipton, received a letter on Wednesday from Major Gilbert Tanner stating that their son, Private Henry Parrington, West Riding Regiment, was killed on February 27th. Major Tanner expressed his sympathy and explained that a shell fell on the dugout in which Private Parrington and two comrades were on duty. A party immediately set to work to dig the men out, and Private Parrington was alive, but unconscious, when he was brought out. All efforts to revive him, however, were futile, and he passed away without pain.

Mr. Parrington has also received a letter from his brother James, who mentions that his son helped to dig deceased (his cousin) out. Two days before his death Private Parrington wrote his parents a most cheerful letter, mentioning that he was with two Skipton lads named Clarke (Duckett Street) and S. Hudson, (Rowland, Street), and closing with the touching words ‘God be with you till we meet again’.

Twenty-four years of age and formerly a porter at Skipton Station, deceased enlisted in January 1916 and had been at the Front 20 months. His brother, Private T. Parrington, was recently wounded in the right arm in April last year, and has been in hospital at Liverpool, while another brother is also about to join up.

22 March 1918

PRIVATE HENRY PARRINGTON, SKIPTON

We are able to reproduce a photograph of Private Henry Parrington, son of Mr. and Mrs. Parrington, 20 Rowland Street, Skipton, and formerly a porter at Skipton Station, who, as recorded in last week’s ‘Herald,’ was killed on February 27th.

28 February 1919

PARRINGTON – In proud and loving memory of Private Harry Parrington, 1/6th West Riding Regiment, the eldest son of Grace and William Parrington, who was killed in his dug-out on February 27th, 1918.

In health and strength he left his home,
Not thinking death was near;
It pleased the Lord to bid him come
In his presence to appear.
Some day we hope to meet him,
Some day we know not when.
To clasp his hand in the better land,
Never to part again.

----- Sister and Brother -----

PARRINGTON – In loving memory of Pte. Harry Parrington, who was killed in action February 27th, 1918.

Gone but not forgotten.

From Aunt Maggie and Family, 39, Pendle Street, Skipton.

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15 March 1918

PARRINGTON – Killed in action, Feb. 27th, Pte. Henry Parrington, West Riding Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Parrington, 26, Rowland Street, Skipton, aged 24.

15 March 1918

CRAVEN AND THE WAR

Private Henry Parrington Killed

Mr. and Mrs. Parrington, of 26, Rowland Street, Skipton, have received a letter from Major Gilbert Tanner stating that their son, Pte. Henry Parrington, West Riding Regiment, was killed in action on Feb. 27th. He adds that a shell fell on the dug-out in which he was with his two comrades. A party immediately set to work to dig them out, and he was alive, though unconscious, when they got to him. All efforts to revive him were futile, and he passed away without pain. His brother (Mr. James Parrington) has also written stating that his son helped to dig him out. Two days before he was killed Pte. Parrington wrote home in cheerful terms, and mentioned that he was with a lad called Clarke, of Duckett Street, and another called Hudson, of Rowland Street, finishing up with “God be with you till we meet again.” He was 24 years of age, and was formerly a porter at the Skipton Station. He enlisted in 1916 and had been at the front 20 months. His brother (Pte. T. Parrington) was wounded in April last year in the right arm, and had been in hospital at Liverpool, while another younger brother is about to join up.

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