Albert is remembered on the war memorial at St. John the Baptist Church, Ipswich under the name James Barber.
Alias/served as JAMES BARBER
Born: 1887, Beccles, Suffolk.
Died: 30th August 1916; age: 29; KiA at Orchard Trench.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 3736.
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Pier & Face 1C & 2A.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William & Lucy Parnell, of Newgate Street, Beccles, Suffolk.
1891 Blyburgate Street, Beccles, Suffolk.
Albert was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
William Gray Parnell, 28, a Printer Machinist, born Bungay, Suffolk.
Lucy Parnell (nee Burcham), 29, born Bungay.
Robert Clayton Parnell, 4, born Beccles.
Frederick Edward Parnell, 2, born Beccles.
Adelaide Parnell, 6 months, born Beccles.
1901 Newgate Street, Beccles, Suffolk.
Albert was 13 years old, a Butcher. He was living with his parents & siblings.
William, 36, a Printer Machine Minder.
Robert, 14, a Turner – Engineers.
Ernest James Parnell, 8, born Beccles.
1911 Newgate Street, Beccles, Suffolk.
Albert was 23 years, of no occupation. He was living with his widowed father & siblings.
William, 48, a Printer Machine Minder.
Adelaide, 20, a Corset Maker.
Ernest, 18, a Tailor – Hand.
Albert’s mother, Lucy Parnell, died 1906, Beccles. His father, William Gray Parnell, died 1911, Beccles.
Soldiers’ Effects to Mrs Harriet Parnell – Grandmother.
Albert is remembered on the war memorial at Beccles, Suffolk, and at St. John the Baptist Church, Lound, Suffolk – under the name James Barber.
Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion
The 4th Battalion of the Suffolk’s following their rest period from the Battle on the 18th moved up to Fricourt Wood and advanced on the 25th Montauban alley, Carleton trench and later that night Savoy and George street trench. The 28th of August moved up to the recently captured Wood Lane, supporting Orchard street. The Germans now shelling the area in preparation for an attack on the 30th. The attack was violent, using bombs on Wood Lane, causing many casualties on the defence of the freshly captured ground.