Gravestone of Private John Parr in Mons
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WW1 centenary: Who was Private John Parr?

Hundreds of thousands of young men died in World War One and, a century on, their deaths still touch the lives of their families.

The first British soldier to die was Private John Parr who was 17 when he died near Mons in Belgium.

Robert Hall looks back at his life.

Here you can watch more stories of World War One veterans and civilians: The Great War Interviews

  • 05 Aug 2014
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