Parry, Arthur Lloyd

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Arthur Lloyd Parry

49786, Private, 1st Cheshire Regiment
Died of wounds, 17 April 1917, aged 22
Buried at Villers Station Cemetery, Villers-au-Bois, France

CWGC registered (no family details)

Arthur Lloyd Parry, the son of Robert Parry and his wife Dorothy Parry (née Lloyd), was born in Llandudno on 23 November 1893. The 1901 Census records the family living at 11 Mostyn Street, Llandudno; Robert Parry was described as a butcher. In 1905, Arthur was admitted to John Bright County Grammar School having previously attended Lloyd Street School. Robert Perry died in 1909 and the Census for 1911 records Dorothy and three of her children including Arthur (17) living at “Melrose”, St. Mary’s Road; Arthur was recorded as still being at school.

On 1 December 1914, Arthur Parry volunteered at Wrexham to join the Denbighshire Hussars Yeomanry (Reserve Regiment), (the 2/1st Battalion), Territorial Force. His regimental number was 1067. The battalion served in Northumberland. When Arthur volunteered, he signed an agreement to subject himself liable to serve in any place outside the United Kingdom in the event of National emergency. However, this liability only applied for service within his own unit, or part of his unit but with the passing of the Military Service Act in 1916 (which introduced conscription), this condition was withdrawn. Consequently, whilst retaining his cavalry rate of pay, Arthur was “dismounted” (converted to infantry) and he disembarked at Rouen on 23 September 1916. He was transferred to the 4th (Territorial Force) Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment and posted to the 1st Battalion on 3 October 1916 with a regimental number of 49786, joining the 1st Battalion two days later.

Arthur Lloyd Parry was wounded in action on a date unknown and died of those wounds on 17 April 1917 at No 4 Canadian Field ambulance at Villers-au-Bois. He was buried at Villers Station Cemetery, Villers-au-Bois, France. His battalion had recently engaged in combat at Givenchy-en-Gohelle during the Battle of Arras.

Known memorials:

  • Llandudno Roll of Honour
  • Llandudno War Memorial
  • Memorial Chapel, Holy Trinity Church, Llandudno
  • Ysgol John Bright Roll of Honour

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