John Pargeter was a brother of Mrs H. Foxall of Union Passage, Stourbridge. He enlisted in the South Staffords but was transferred to the 2nd Lincolnshires in the 21st Division. They fought on the Somme in 1916 at Morval and in 1917 in the Third Battle of Ypres. Early in 1918 they were stationed near the Hindenburg Line close to St. Quentin and were forced by the first German Spring offensive in March to retire with serious losses. In April they were transferred to the Messines area to meet the second German offensive. Private John Pargeter was killed on the eve of the Battle of the Lys on the 8th April, possibly during the preliminary German bombardment. He was 32 years of age and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot and Wordsley Memorials.
High Street, Wordsley, West Midlands, DY8 5RU
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