Canadian Virtual War Memorial

George Richard Parkin

In memory of:

Private George Richard Parkin

September 16, 1916

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)


19th Bn.

Additional Information


January 27, 1887

Son of George Anthony and Edith Parkin, of The Pharmacy, Borrowash, Derbyshire.

Commemorated on Page 145 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

I. N. 5.


Albert is a town on the River Ancre in the Department of the Somme, 28 kilometres north-east of Amiens. The ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION is on the south-east side of Albert and the junction of the roads to Fricourt and Meaulte, and the Extension is entirely enclosed by it.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • War Memorial– This is the Ockbrook and Borrowash War Memorial in Derbyshire on which George Parkin's name is commemorated.
  • Inscription– George Parkin who was born in York, enlisted on 10th November 1914 at Toronto having previously served with the Queen's Own Rifles. He was employed as a clerk.  His brother, George Frederick Parkin, served as a 2nd Lieut. in the West Yorks Regt., and was also killed in action on 9th April 1917, aged 21.

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