Buried: Grand Ravine British Cemetery, Havrincourt
Address: 6 Garth Fold, Idle
Spouse: Harriett, nee Hutchinson
Rolls of Honour: Holy Trinity, Idle; Upper Chapel, Idle
Regiment: Wet Yorkshire
Old English 36 pt
At the time of the 1911 census, Herbert was a carter, living at the home of his father in law, E E Hutchnson, in High Street, Idle. As well as is wife Harriet there is his one-week old son Walter, though we also learn that in the couple’s three-year marriage they have lost two children.On 7 December 1917, the Shipley Times & Express reported:Official intimation has been received that Pte Herbert Parkinson, 2nd West Yorks, has been killed in action on or about 20th November. He had been in France about 12 monthsPrior to joining the army he resided at 6 Garth Fold, Idle. Pte Parkinson leaves a widow and one child.