William Albert Parkinson, Bensham, killed
DescriptionBENSHAM SOLDIER KILLED IN ACTION. Pte. William Albert Parkinson, aged 28, of 8, Macadam Street, who was the in the 4th Batt. City of London Royal Fusiliers, was killed at Mons, on Sunday, August 23. Pte. Parkinson, who leave a widow and two daughters, was employed by the Newcastle and gateshead Gas Company for nine years. His father was 22 years in the army, and served during the Boer War. This photograph was published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the 16th of October 1914. During the Great War the Illustrated Chronicle published photographs of soldiers and sailors from Newcastle and the North East of England, which had been in the news. The photographs were sent in by relatives and give us a glimpse into the past. The physical collection held by Newcastle Libraries comprises bound volumes of the newspaper from 1910 to 1925. We are keen to find out more about the people in the photographs. If you recognise anyone in the images and have any stories and information to add please comment below. Copies of this photograph may be ordered from us, for more information see: http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt" >www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt Please make a note of the image reference number above to help speed up your order.
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