Friday, 21 February 2014

Robinson Parkinson - Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, Lytham

Robinson Parkinson
1/4th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (Territorial Force)
Service Number: 1085
Died: 2nd November 1914
Age: 18

Grave located in: St John The Divine Churchyard, Lytham, Lancashire
1/4th BattalionAugust 1914 : in Preston. Part of North Lancashire Brigade in West Lancashire Division. Moved on 22 August 1914 to Swindon and on in November to Sevenoaks.
It would appear that when the 4th Battalion Loyal North Lancs were at Swindon, they were innoculated prior to going overseas. Parkinson reacted badly to the innoculation and died within days.
The Army agreed to pay to bury him in Swindon, but would not pay for his body to be shipped home.
so the people of Lytham people had a collection and raised enough money to bring him home and have him buried in the local Churchyard
You can read the War History of the 1st/4th Battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment here: