Former Mayor of Crewe pays tribute to fallen Crewe D-Day Leading Aircraftman

Leading Aircraftman Richard Croxton Parr was one of the 1,475  men who lost their lives during the D-Day Landings on 6th June 1944 and according to the Cheshire Roll of Honour is the only man from Crewe who was killed on that day. Only 22 years old when he died, Parr lived on Collins Street.

Former Mayor of Crewe Diane Yates recently visited the Normandy Beaches to remember her father who landed on Sword Beach on D Day +2 with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. She was able to find LAC Parr’s grave in the Bayeux War Cemetery and laid a wreath of poppies on behalf of the Mayor and people of Crewe.

Diane also visited the British Normandy Memorial at Vers sur Mer and found LAC Parr’s name on the large wall which lists all 1,475 who died on that day.

A photograph showing the former Mayor of Crewe standing by a Normandy war grave with a poppy

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