John Parr (new site)

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Reference WMO266775

Address:

Lodge Lane

North Finchley

At Car Park Roadside

London Borough of Barnet

London

N12 8DW

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Serviceman/woman sculpture
Materials:
  • Metal Iron
Lettering: No lettering
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: This is the site of the new memorial to John Parr. Johns Home is 30 metres to the right, a paving stone IS outside number 52 Lodge Lane a terraced house at front wall..Private John Parr a teenager is thought to have been the first British soldier killed in action in Europe John Parr, the oldest son of Edward and Alice Parr, is shown as 13 years old in the 1911 census The Parrs shared their small terraced house in Finchley, Barnet, North London, with another family There are no known photographs of the 5ft 3in teenager he was killed on the 23rd at the Battle of Mons. The grave of John Parr in St Symphorien cemetery, Belgium.
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