Lowestoft Town Council were honoured to work with the Parr family to commission and unveil a memorial plaque in memory of the late Private David Parr.
The commemoration, which took place on Thursday 2nd June in Belle Vue Park, was attended by the family of David Parr, Cllr Alan Green (Mayor of Lowestoft), Peter Aldous (MP for Waveney), Lieutenant General Jonathan Page CB OBE (late PARA and County President of the Norfolk Royal British Legion), Phillip Turner (Chairman for Royal British Legion, Lowestoft Branch), Standard Bearers and veteran service personnel. Ormiston Denes Academy, the school which David Parr attended, was also represented by Kate Williams (current Principal), their Head Boy, pupils and former members of staff who remembered David Parr as a student.
In his moving tribute to David Parr, Lieutenant General Jonathan Page gave a gripping account of the Paratrooper Battalion’s deployment from their barracks in Aldershot by helicopter to join the vital battle on Wireless Ridge above Port Stanley – where David Parr was tragically killed by friendly fire on the final day of fighting.
Lowestoft Town Council would like to thank everyone who contributed to the commemoration, with special thanks to LaserUs engraving and Perfitts for their work on the memorial plaque, and Gemma Eglington for playing the Bugle.
Photo Credit: Richard Girling