Parr Edward Lieutenant 267297

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Name Parr Edward
Army number 267297
Rank 2/Lt
Decorations None known so far.
Date of birth Born Yorkshire 1918/19.
Age 25 at the time of his death.
Unit Durham Light Infantry - Emergency Commission as 2/Lt 13/3/1943. Posted 10th Bn DLI 19/3/1943. Served Normandy. KILLED in ACTION 17/6/1944 with 10th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry.
Company/Battery D Company
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Duty Officer
Joined Brigade 19-Mar-43
Promotions W/S Lt 13/9/1943
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Killed in Action 17-Jun-44. Initially interred at Le Haut D'Audrieu, Map 7F/1 reference 848705.
Home address Resident of Darlington. Son of Edward and Nellie Parr, Darlington. Home address - 45, Lanthorne Street, Fulham, London SW6. Re-buried 1/10/1944 in Grave I. J. 13. Tilly-sur-Seulles War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads "THERE'S SOME CORNER OF A FOREIGN FIELD THAT IS FOR EVER ENGLAND".
Source table 10DLI

The War Office casualty list shows his residence as Darlington but this is challenged by the evidence from the McGregor Index of DLI Officers, held at the Durham County Record Office. It would appear that Darlington was where his parents lived.