Remembering Joseph Rooney and Ernest Parry

Remembering Private Joseph Rooney  (a.k.a. Ruane), 2/6th Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derbys Regiment) who died on 4th November aged 23.

Joseph was wounded at  the Battle of Polygon Wood  in September 1917 and suffered aeroplane bomb wounds and multiple fractures. 2 months after his medical discharge in 1918, Joseph died of influenza. 

 Joseph did not qualify for a Commonwealth War Grave as he was no longer a serving soldier and his death could not be attributed to his military service. He is buried in an unmarked plot in the Roman Catholic section of Staveley Cemetery.  Read his story here

and remembering  miner Private Ernest Parry, 5659, 2nd Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) who died of wounds on 4th November 1918, aged 20. Ernest had served just 20 days on the front when he received a gunshot wound to his back. Read his story here