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my grandfather served in the first world war as I never met him and my grandmother never talked about "that war" Im stumpted I have his campain medals I was trying to find out which unit he was in and were he served I know he was wounded but not where when or how the inscription on the 1914 star is 7127 pte S Parrott 1/ Linc: R as he was from west riding of yorkshire could it be the first battalion of the linconshire regiment?

thanks for any help

Mark

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Mark, Welcome to the Forum, your g/father has a medal index card available on Ancestry which states he went to France on the 13th August 1914 serving with the 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regt and was killed on the 8th June 1917. Regards Ralph.

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Mark

Welcome to the forum

There is a Thomas Parrott, this is his Medal Index Card

And from CWGC

Name: PARROTT, THOMAS

Initials: T

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment

Unit Text: 6th Bn.

Date of Death: 08/06/1917

Service No: 7127

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 21.

Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Ellie

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And from SDGW

Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Name: Thomas PARROTT

Regiment, Corps etc.: Lincolnshire Regiment

Battalion etc.: 6th Battalion.

Formed at Lincoln Aug. 1914-K1-to Belton Park, Grantham in 33rd Bde. 11th Div. April 1915 Frensham. 1.7.15 sailed from Liverpool. 12.7.15 Alexandria. 18.7.15 Mudros. 20 to 31 July at Cape Helles. 7.8.15 landed at Suvla Bay. 21.12.15 Imbros. 2.2.16 Alexandria. 2.7.16 embarked at Alexandria. 8.7.16 landed at Marseilles. 11.11.18 33rd Bde. 11th Div. Belgium; near Aulnois, north of Maubeuge.

Last name: Parrott

First name(s): Thomas

Initials: T

Birthplace: Halifax

Enlisted: Bradford

Residence: Halifax

Rank: PRIVATE

Number: 7127

Date died: 8 June 1917

How died: Killed in action

Theatre of war: France & Flanders

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Thanks all I have another medal the victory medal with 4-4569 pte s parrott wridr possably my real gradfaters name as Ikow he died in 1949 this is getting complicated

Mark

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Mark

Was your grandfather's name Sylvester? If so the Lincs Parrot was probably his brother.

Medal card of Parrott, Sylvester

Corps Regiment No Rank

West Riding Regiment 4/4669 Private

West Riding Regiment 202082 Private

Regards

Mel

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There are 4 pages in Pensions on Ancestry:

Enlisted in the WR TF 15/11/15

Admitted to Hospital suspected TB 16/4/17-29/5/17

Suffered GSW to right leg and foot 1/11/18

Discharged KR 392 1/7/19

Regards

Mel

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Soldiers Died cd has him serving with the 6th Batt Lincolns born Halifax enlisting Bradford and resident in Halifax. Ralph.

The Medal Roll confirms this, initially with the 1st and secondly with the 6th Bn. of the Lincs.

His 7127 number indicates that he was a pre-war regular.

Dick

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