Tuesday 19 July 2011

Private Arthur Edgar Leeming Parlett

Born on 13 January 1891 in South Shields, Durham, England - son of William Bass Parlett and Olive Elizabeth Parlett, South Shields, Durham, England - brother of A.S. Parlett, Sutton, Surrey, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student; single; no current military service; previously served with the Northumberland Hussars (three years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 10.25 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; light hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on 18 March 1915 (number 411807) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - wounded on 18 February 1916 - died of those wounds on 19 February 1916 - buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord) (grave II.C.156), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org)


Anonymous said...

Mr. Parlett was a Mason and a member of the NWMP Lodge #11 in Regina,Sask.

Don Ford said...

Mr. Parlett was a Mason and a member of the North West Mounted Police Lodge #11 in Regina, Sask.