Letter from the Lord Mayor of Hull to James Parnell
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|Title||Letter from the Lord Mayor of Hull to James Parnell|
|Notes||Letter requests the presence of James Parnell so that he can be awarded his medal in a civil ceremony.|
Part of a collection relating to James (Jimmy) Arthur Parnell. He had a tough life as a child. One of two children whose parents had both died by the time he was 14 years old. He looked after his sister, and to earn more for them he joined-up at the age of 16 (two years under age) - private, 39503, East Yorkshire regiment and then transferred in to the West Yorkshire regiment. He won the Military Medal in March 1918 during the Allied retreat - wounded - he lost two fingers from his right hand.
|Item Date||29th April 1919|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Alun Edwards (Ferrens Art Gallery, Hull submissions day 31st May 2008)|
|Contributed on the behalf of||Joyce Hunt|