Charles Alfred Parkins

Name

Charles Alfred Parkins

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

17/02/1917

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
36434
Princess Charlotte of Wales’ (Royal Berkshire) Regiment
6th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT
VII. C. 25.
France

UK Memorials

Little Berkhamsted War Memorial

Pre War

Charles was the nephew of John Parkins, the dairy farmer at Bush Farm, Epping Green. Charles was born in 1897 at Holborn and in 1911 was living with his uncle and attending school in Little Berkhamsted.

Wartime Service

Charles was resident in Islington when he enlisted at Hertford in the Hertfordshire Regiment (service number 5483). He subsequently transferred to the 6th Battalion of the Royal Berkshire Regiment and was killed in action, age 19, on 17th February 1917 while the battalion was under attack in trenches near Grandcourt.

Acknowledgments

Martin Cope, Jim Maynard