Urban PARR

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PARR, Urban

Service Numbers: 37, 10531
Enlisted: 28 March 1915
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 3rd Divisional Signal Company
Born: Burwell, Cambridgeshire, England, 5 April 1889
Home Town: Parramatta, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Mental attendant
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 12 October 1917, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial
Grave XXIII. G. 4.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Parramatta Mental Hospital Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

28 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 37, 12th Light Horse Regiment
13 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 37, 12th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Suevic, Sydney
13 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 37, 12th Light Horse Regiment
15 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 10531, 3rd Divisional Signal Company
25 May 1916: Embarked Sapper, SN 10531, 3rd Divisional Signal Company, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
25 May 1916: Involvement Sapper, SN 10531, 3rd Divisional Signal Company, Third Ypres
12 Oct 1917: Involvement Sapper, SN 10531, 3rd Divisional Signal Company, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

The true family name was Parr. He enlisted under the name of William Barry.

Births Jun 1889   Parr Urban Newmarket 3b 545
Newmarket was the registration district for Burwell.

 

He left a widow, Alice Florence Parr and a child, Robert Patrick Parr of Sorrell Street, Parramatta North NSW

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He is also commemorated [ as Urban Parr] on the Burwell War Memorial which is located on the Gable End of a private dwelling which was the Nurses's Home and now known as Memorial House at No.19,  The Causeway, Burwell, East Cambridgeshire, CB25 0DU, England. It was built as a house for the District Nurse, and It had three memorial plaques, containing the names of the fallen (in alphabetical order) of the Great War, on the gable end wall surmounted by a Cross in red brick and a stone planter below the memorial. The panels are of limestone with the names incised and painted black. 

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

 He left a widow, Mrs W Barry, of Parramatta, New South Wales.

He is commemorated as Urban Parr on the war memorial in the Church of St Mary at Burwell, Nottinghamshire, England.