Parry, David

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20441, Private, 14th Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Killed in action, 19 March 1916, aged 20
Buried at Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L’avoue, France

CWGC registered (Son of Mr and Mrs John Parry, of Llandudno)


David Parry was born in Rhyl on 10 June 1895. He was the son of John and Jane Parry. The 1901 Census records the family as being resident at “Pant-y-Fron”, Llanrhos, John Parry being described as a farm labourer. It was recorded that David (5) had two older brothers: John (12) and Hugh (8). The following year, both David and Hugh Parry were admitted to Lloyd Street School, the family address now being 29 Alexandra Road, Llandudno. Both boys were transferred to the new Dyffryn Road School in 1905. David left school in July 1909. In 1911, the family lived at “Warkley”, Bryniau Road, Llandudno. David was described as a butcher’s assistant.

David Parry enlisted into the Royal Welsh Fusiliers at Llandudno in December 1914. He was posted to the 14th (Service) Battalion of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers which had formed at Llandudno on 2 November 1914. His regimental number was 20441. The battalion moved to Winchester in August 1915 and disembarked at Le Havre on 2 December 1915.

David Parry was killed in action on 19 March 1916 near Festubert aged 20. He is buried at Le Touret Military Cemetery. Robert Jones (qv) of the same battalion was also killed on this day.

Known memorials:

  • Llandudno Roll of Honour
  • Llandudno War Memorial
  • Memorial Chapel, Holy Trinity Church, Llandudno
  • Llanrhos Parish War Memorial, All Saints’ Church, Deganwy

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