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Frederick G. Parcell

Frederick G. Parcell

Person  Male  Born 26/6/1908  Died 20/4/1941

Fireman killed as a result of an air raid on Old Palace School, Bow, E3 on 20 April 1941.

Our colleague Andrew Behan has kindly researched this man: Auxiliary Fireman Frederick George Parcell was born on 26 June 1908 in Norwood, Surrey, the third son of Bertie James Parcell and Catherine Mary Parcell née Skipp. His father was a Market Gardener. The 1911 shows the family living at 28 Love Lane, South Norwood, Surrey. His father joined the army in August 1916 and served in a number of regiments.

In 1934 he married Maud Stacey in Bromley, Kent. The 1939 England and Wales Register shows them living with his parents at 28 Love Lane, South Norwood and his occupation was listed as a Market Gardener working as an assistant to his father. He joined the Auxiliary Fire Service and was attached to the Elmers End Fire Station. He died when a German bomb landed on Auxiliary Fire Service Sub Station 24U, which was housed in Old Palace LCC School, St. Leonards Street, Poplar, aged 32 years, on 20 April 1941. He was buried at Beckenham Cemetery and Crematorium, Elmers End Road, Beckenham, BR3 4TD. Administration of his estate was granted to his widow and his effects totalled £135-13s-0d.

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