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Parry-Jones, Owen Guy (1887-1916)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.


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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.


Details: Owen Guy Parry-Jones (1887-1916), born 14 January 1887 at Pinxton, Derbyshire, elder son of Dr Maurice Parry-Jones, M.D., and Helen Ann Maria Parry-Jones of 4, Full Street, Derby.

Brother of Percival Edward Holland Parry-Jones (1892-1942) and Margaret Joyce Parry-Jones (1894-).


Attended Gorse Cliff School, Boscombe.


Attended Sherborne School (Abbeylands) September 1900-July 1906; 6th form; Prefect; 1st XV rugby football team 1903, 1904, 1905; won the steeplechase; sergeant in the OTC.


Choral Scholar, Magdalen College, Oxford; captain of the College XV rugby football team.


Attended Guy's Hospital 1915; M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P.; member of the XV Rugby football team and won the Hospital Cup four years out of five.


Played for Kent XV rugby football team, and was a member of two teams which went to France and Austria.


In 1913 he accepted a commission in the Special Reserve of Officers, and was called up when war broke out, when he was just about to qualify as a medical man.


WW1, Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps; late, 2nd Lieutenant, Reserve of Officers); Special Reserve. He was gazetted to the Lancashire Fusiliers and served with them at their depot for five months, and then, in view of the shortage of doctors, was given a month's leave and became MRCS and LRCP in January 1915, being at once gazetted lieutenant in the RAMC. Promoted Captain in May 1915; he went to France in July 1915; attached Suffolk Regiment. Mentioned in despatches. On 28 September 1916 was severely wounded by a shell fragment at Stuff Redobt, and died, aged 29, on 29 September 1916 of wounds received at Stuff Redoubt.


Commemorated at:

Puchevillers British Cemetery, III. B. 1,%2...


Guy's Hospital War Memorial


Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; no.66 Memorial Pew in the School Chapel; Abbeylands roll of honour. Dr Parry-Jones donated £21 towards the Sherborne School War Memorial in memory of his son, Capt. O. Guy Parry-Jones.

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