From Hoole History and Heritage Society

PARRY, Frederick

Frederick PARRY [Chester Chronicle 5 February 1944]

Regiment: 115 Sqn. Royal Air Force

Rank: Flying Officer

Died: 26 June 1943

Aged: 21

Buried/ Memorial: Nantes Ponts du Cens Cemetery France

Address: 44 Park Drive, Hoole

Cheshire Observer 05 February 1944



Flying Officer Frederick Parry RAF, former cadet Clerk at the Cheshire Constabulary headquarters, who was reported missing in June last is now officially presumed killed. He was the son of Mr W A Parry hairdresser of Westminster Road Hoole, and of Mrs Parry of 44 Park Drive, Hoole.

He was 21 and an Old Boy of All Saints School, Hoole. Leaving there for the junior department of the Chester Technical Institute, Love Street, he took a course in accountancy and gained several prizes. At the age of 16, in 1938, he entered the County Police Force as a cadet Clerk, and volunteered for the RAF in April 1941, joining up in the following July. While training he visited the USA and Canada. He received his commission and wings as a pilot officer air bomber in October 1942 and was promoted Flying Officer in March 1943.

For some time before joining the RAF he was a member of the Grosvenor Rowing Club. At a meeting of the Cheshire Standing Joint Committee on Saturday, the Chairman (Sir Alan Sykes) referred to the regret which the committee felt at the passing of such a gallant young man.

Despite the official intimation his parents still hope for news of his safety.”