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William Parnham

Private 19070 - Sherwood Foresters
Notts Derby Regiment 12th Battalion

Enlisted: Mansfield, Notts

Died of Wounds Flanders 18th June 1916 : Age abt 23


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William Parnham is offered additional Huthwaite roll of honour from birthplace without any known UK War memorial listing.

Private 19070 William Parnham was born in Hucknall Huthwaite abt 1893. William was last child of Mr Thomas and Mrs Ann Parham. Parents were previously addressed in Newton when 1891 Blackwell census lists Coal Miner Thomas Parham 30 with wife Ann 30 raising a 10 month old third child, noting differing birthplaces based around mothers Derbyshire Tibshelf origins.

William became their 4th surviving child while they spent a few years in Huthwaite through frequent moves. Loss of a mother is evident from 1901 Sutton census, next listing the Parnham household on Unwin Road. Widower Thomas 45, heads son Thomas 15 working in a brickyard being afflicted dumb, Sarah Ann 13 deaf & dumb from birth, Mabel 10 and finally William aged 8.

The Pernham family stuck together through grief, disability and unemployment to lastly find Stonebroom, Alfreton 1911 listing. An 18 year old William must have become primary wage earner, hewing coals helping support elder siblings and aged father. His Mansfield enlistment finally claimed resided Sutton-in-Ashfield, but there's little other record yet until recognising military death.

Private 19070 William Parnham of the Sherwood Foresters is missing off all UK registered war memorials. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission perpetuated name marking plot given honour among Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord.

15 Feb 09     by Gary Elliott       Updated 15 Oct 20