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First WW1 British casualty may have been victim of friendly fire

Private John Parr of the Middlesex Regiment, the first British soldier to be killed in the First World War, may have been a victim of ‘friendly fire’. Speaking to The Sunday Times historian Jon Cooksey said: ‘There was no German … Continue reading

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Charity searches for relatives of first British casualty

The Barnet War Memorials Initiative Trust is looking to install a memorial to private John Parr, of 4th Battalion the Middlesex Regiment, who was the first British soldier to be killed in World War I. It is also hoping to … Continue reading

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