Lieut. George Rowarth Parr

Born1891 London
Died1914 Killed in Action in the Great War in Belgium
FatherMajor Gen. Sir Henry Hallam Parr CMG, CB KCB (1847 – 1914)
MotherLilian Mary Gibbs Lady Parr (1865 – 1925)

Life Events

1914Death of father Major Gen. Sir Henry Hallam Parr CMG, CB KCB

Biography and Notes

Baptised at St. Mary Abbots, Kensington. Educated at Wellington College, Woolwich, and (1910) Royal Engineering College, Woolwich, and (1911) Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Died unmarried 19 Decemer 1914, being killed in action in the Great War at Ploogsteert Wood, Belgium, and was buried there. Memorial window in Taunton Church. Administration 14 May 1915.

2nd Lieut. Somerset Light Infantry 14 February 1912; Lieut. 14 February 1913. Qualified 1st cl. Interpreter in German January 1914. He was a liaison officer with the French in the Battle of the Aisne in the Great War. Medals: 1914 Star, British War medal, Allies (Victory) medal, issued to his mother. Memoir of him, with 400 pp. of his letters from the War (priv. printed Edinburgh) is by Lieut. Col. Cuthbert Headlam.