James Dowell Parkin

Key Information

Name:  James Dowell Parkin

DoB:  March 11 1895

Regt: 2nd Lieut., Durham L.I., 1917, attached Wilts. Regt.

DoD: Died of wounds received near Beuffignereux, France, Mar. 31, 1918. Other sources report death as May27 1918.*

Academic Career:  CGS 1907-10 County Council Minor Scholar. George Moore Scholar.

Biographical Information: son of Richard Parkin, 74 Goodwin Terrace. 

  • Parents Richard (born West Ward) and Mary (born Wigton). Richard was an elementary school teacher. James had two older sisters, Mary and Jane – the latter working as a student teacher in 1911. 1911 living at 74 Blackwell Road. 1901 Census, younger sister Edith Annie, recorded, but she died in 1910. Richard’s mother Jane, a needlewoman, was recorded as married but head of the family in 1861 and 1871 census.