Parkes, F (P)
FREDERIC/FREDERICK (PETER) PARKES
Remembered with honour Thiepval Memorial: Pier and Face 13C.
He enlisted at Somerset House, London; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was reported missing 15 September 1916 in the Somme battle, presumed killed in action. Unfortunately, Frederick’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about Frederick in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 21 October 1916, plus another article and Death announcement in the issue dated 21 July 1917.
Son of Frederick William and Henrietta (nee COLE) PARKES of Watford.
His parents married 21 July 1892 at St Mary’s, Watford. Frederick died 6 February 1944 in Watford aged 78, and was buried 10 February in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Henrietta died 1948 in Watford aged 83, and was buried 31 May, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Frederic was born 8 February 1896 in Watford, and baptised 1 May 1896 at St Mary’s, Watford. He attended Watford Grammar School from September 1904 to July 1912, and resided in Watford.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1901 Census, aged 5 he lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, at school aged 15, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling.
Unit1st/15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles)
Date of deathon or since 15/09/1916
Age at death20
Place of death
NotesFrederick is also commemorated on his parent's grave in Vicarage Road Cemetery
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- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
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- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)