- Surnames starting with the letter P. 

Albert Parkes

Name of Rgt or Ship:Royal Army Service Corps
How Died:Explosion of a V.1. Flying Bomb
Country of burial:U.K.Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Marden Cemetery
Town Memorial:Sale
Extra Information:
Born during the March quarter 1901 in the Runcorn R.D. - ref: 8a/211, the
son of Harry & Jane Parkes (nee Parkes).

1901 Census - 8 Dover Street, Runcorn, Cheshire.    Son - aged: 3 months -
born: Runcorn, Cheshire.   Head of household - Jane Parkes - Wife - aged:
24 - born: Runcorn, Cheshire.   Plus 2 siblings.     His father - Harry
Parkes was residing in the High Street, Penistone, Wortly, Yorkshire -
Boarder - aged: 26 - occ: Artisan Well Borer - born: Gainsborough,

1911 Census - 7 Ash Street, Pendleton, Salford.    Son - aged: 11 - born:
Runcorn, Cheshire.    Head of household - Harry Parkes - Married - aged: 37
- occ: Well Borer - born:Gainsborough, Yorkshire.   Also Jane Parkes - Wife
- aged: 34 - born: Chester, Cheshire.   Plus 4 brothers.

Employed at a large bakery.

Married - Amy Taylor during the March quarter 1924 in the Chorlton R.D. -
ref: 8c/1105.   Albert & Amy produced three children - Cyril (1924) - Amy
(1928) - Hedley (1932).

By 1930 Albert was doing well in his career, becoming Production Manager at
the Bakery.  It enabled him to move his family from Salford out to 16 manor
Avenue, Ashton upon Mersey.

When War came he enlisted and was deployed on Home Duties distributing
rations.   After "D-Day", he was part of a group in tented accommodation at
Pattenden Lane, Marden, Kent.  They were working with the NAAFI servicing
troops heading for France.

Marden received 15 - V.1. Flying Bombs and it was one of these that caused
Marden's second great war-time tragedy on 3rd July 1944, when a flying
bomb, shot down by anti-aircraft fire fell on the Army Camp in Pattenden
Lane.  Ten members of the Royal Army Service Corps and one of the Army
Catering Corps were killed; they are buried in two collective graves in
Marden Cemetery. There were also eight serious injuries.

Buried in two collective graves.    M.I. - "The blow was hard the shock
severe, to part with one, we loved so dear".

Memorials found on:
St. Martin's (Ashton on Mersey)
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