Sidney Parry was born in Quarry Bank and enlisted in the Worcesters. He was sent to the 4th Battalion who returned from Gallipoli in early 1916 and were in the second wave at Beaumont-Hamel on the first day of the Somme. They returned for a second tour of duty in October and helped to gain the long fought for Transloy Ridges. In the Spring of 1917 they were in the front line in the battles of Arras. On the 14th April a strong attack was made on the fortified village of Monchy-le-Preux, just east of Arras, with considerable loss. On the 23rd another attack was made but the German defences on the Hindenburg Line were impossible to overcome. Private Sidney Parry was killed in action on this day alongside two other Cradley men. He is commemorated on the Arras and Cradley Memorials.
Town Hall, Priory Street, Dudley
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