WW1 Pte. Arthur Parkin

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Awarded DCM

By Pauline Marples

 

 

Distinguished Conduct Medal       for Mansfield Soldier

As reported in the Mansfield Chronicle            31 October 1918

 

 

'It is with pleasure we hear that the honour of a Distinguished Conduct Medal has been awarded to Pte. Arthur Parkin of the 1st London Regiment, son of Mr & Mrs Parkin, 51 Lord Street, Mansfield.

This honour has not been gained without a good deal of risk and sacfrifice for he has been wounded no less than three times.

He joined the army in October 1914 and was a miner employed with Langwith Colliery.

He is still serving in France and his friends  and fellow countrymen will wish him good luck to the end, which we hope is not very long now.'

This page was added on 17/03/2013.
Comments about this page

Pauline, what a lovely collection of WW1 memories you are collecting. Just shows the lads of Mansfield played their part in what must have been one of the " Bloodiest " wars of our time. I know there must have been hundreds of unsung heroes from Mansfield, and it is nice that we remember them. I guess there aren't many families whose relations were not in one war or another.

By alan curtis
On 20/03/2013

With the centenary of WW1 in 2014 in mind we encourage people to contribute WW1 information to the web site of those in our locality who took part. This will be a tribute to them all.

Additionally in October and November 2014, Mansfield Museum is holding an exhibition 'CLIPSTONE CAMP AND WW1 IN MANSFIELD'. Clipstone Camp, was one of the largest WW1 training camps in the country. Approximately 30,000 soldiers were billeted there. WAACs were at the camp in 1918 and at the end of the war it was where many soldiers were demobbed. This camp and the war had a great effect on the whole Mansfield area and additional features of the display will look at local industries, schools, churches and the community during those years. Young people will be encouraged to take part in activities during the course of the exhibition. For information contact Jodie Henshaw jhenshaw@mansfield.gov.uk

By Editors
On 20/03/2013

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