On this day 6th April 1918

70151 Pte Richard Parcell from Herford was killed in action

5/4/18: Hostile artillery active on Its. Our heavy artillery bombarded enemy’s front system during the morning doing considerable damage. Our snipers hit an enemy sentry. Reserve line and Its were heavily shelled during the evening.

139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]

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