1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Edward Parry

Contributed by: Jane Alexander, on 2008-11-11

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First Name Edward
Surname Parry
Year of Birth 1899
Year of Death 1918
Regiment Sherwood Foresters
Place of Wartime Residence Holmewood, Derbyshire

Edward's Story

Edward Richard Parry was killed in action 1st January 1918. I have a memorial card for Edward who was my mother's cousin. The poem on the back reads:

In a distant lonely battlefield where

the trees their branches bend

Is our ever loving son gone to his untimely end.

Sleep on dear son in a hero's grave

A grave we may never see

But as long as life and memory last

We will remember thee.

It's the unknown grave that's the bitterest blow

None but aching hearts can know.

I think it says it all.

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