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George Parramore was born in Woodhouse near Sheffield in 1883. His parents were Thomas and Julia.

On the evening of the 1891 census George was staying with his paternal grandparents in Woodhouse but by 1901 was living with his parents and younger siblings, Mary Ann, John and Edith at 18 Craven Street, Accrington. His father was working as a general labourer at an Ironworks.

By 1911, his parents were living in Oswaldtwistle. By now George was working as a shop assistant for a dairy company and was living with his wife, Ethel and their two year old son, Gerald Aubrey Parramore at 81 Charlotte Street, Blackburn. Ethel was originally from Whalley and they had married in Clitheroe in 1907.

During the War, George enlisted in the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment and was posted in to the 6th Battalion. He sailed to Mesopotamia sometime after January 1916.

The 6th Battalion had fought at Suvla Bay in the Gallipoli Campaign and then moved to Mesopotamia after the capitulation at Kut Al Amara and was heavily involved in the fighting to capture Baghdad, which fell to the Allies on 11th March 1917. So it was in the aftermath of this fighting that reinforcements (including George) began to arrive and were billeted, in the torrid summer heat, at Sindiya (Qaryat As Sindiya) north of Baghdad. There was no fighting between May and September that year.

Private Parramore was fatally wounded on 19th August 1917, when a bomb exploded accidentally. He died of his wounds whilst in the care of the 41st Field Ambulance and was buried in Baghdad (North Gate) Cemetery. He was 34 years old. 35818 Private Charles Thomas Gynes was killed in the same incident.

Rank: Private
Service No: 32130
Date of Death: 19/08/1917
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 6th Bn.

Unfortunately his service papers appear not to have survived.

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