Siblings: Lily, Florrie, Clarice, Walter, Charlotte
Occupation: Commercial traveler
Rolls of Honour: Holy Trinity, Idle
Ben was the third of six children born to Walter and Grace Parkinson. In the 1911 census, when 12 years of age, Ben was described as part school, part doffer.On 22 March 1918, the Shipley Times & Express reported:Mr and Mrs Walter Parkinson of 38 High Street, Idle, have received intimation that their son, Pte Ben Parkinson, Lincolnshire Regt., died of gunshot wounds in a casualty clearing station on 13th March 1918Nineteen years of age, he joined the colours a year ago and went to the front on 16th January. He was a traveller for his uncle, Mr J Parkinson, and his name is on the Parish Church roll of honour.