Portrait of Frank Parry

Soldier Frank Parry, who fought with the Royal Hampshire Regiment in the First World War. He died in September, 1916, at the age of twenty, in the battle of Flers – Courcelette, which was part of the Battle of the Somme. The battle marked the introduction of the use of tanks into warfare. Frank was son of Ada Pinkerton and Hugh Parry. The photograph was more than likely taken in England, though his mother was born in Antrim. From the McKay collection