Contributed by: Jane Alexander, on 2008-11-11
|Year of Birth||1899|
|Year of Death||1918|
|Place of Wartime Residence||Holmewood, Derbyshire|
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.