27 February 1918 : Pte Henry Parrington

Henry Parrington was born in Skipton, October in 1893 

Location of Skipton in the north west of England (cc OpenStreetMap)

His parents, father William ( a coal merchant) and mother Grace (née Hayed) lived at 26 Rowland Street, Skipton.

Rowland Street, Skipton

At the 1901 Census, age 7, Henry was living with his parents, his 66 year maternal grandfather John Hayes and his three siblings Johnny (1), Thomas (4) and Mary (12). 

At the 1911 Census, Henry was living at the same address, age 17 and working as a ‘wool carter’ with his parents, and three siblings Thomas (14), James (11) and Elizabeth (7) and his 3 year old nephew William Smith. Mary was living with her husband Albert Smith and another two children ages 1 and 2. 

Henry was 24 years old when he was killed in action near Ypres.  

Henry was buried in Polygon Wood CWGC cemetery.

WFA Pension Card on Fold3 for Henry Parrington

His immediate dependent, his mother, Mrs Grace Parrington, received a pension ‘for life’. 

His younger brother Thomas also served in the First World War and survived.

242197 Pte Henry Parrington, 1/6 West Riding Regt.

KIA 27 February 1918

Sources: WFA Pension Cards Fold3, Ancestry Census Returns.

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