WW Parkinson - 8th DLI - Hamsteels Colliery (Missing)

  • Description

    This photograph was published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the 11th of June 1915. 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 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.
  • Owner

    illustratedchroniclesoldiers
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    IllustratedChronicles (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Public Domain Mark
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    Link: https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8589/16631713461_5f97e05fa3.jpg
    Alternate Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127539872@N02/16631713461/
    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 2 years ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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  • Jonathan Barnett on Nov. 10, 2018, 12:57 p.m.

    This is my Great Uncle William Willis Parkinson. He was in the 8th DLI. After landing in northern France, the batallion headed to Ypres in Belgium.

    He was initially listed as missing in action and later killed in action during the Battle of St Julien on 26th April 1915. He was 19 years old.

  • Simon Cotterill on Nov. 10, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

    Thanks for sharing that Jonathan. Hard to imagine the loss to your family at that time, and your Great Uncle making that sacrifice at just age 19.

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