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Private John Parr was the first to die in WWI, aged just seventeen. Photo © Sophie Collard

Private J Parr, Aged 17, Buried Mons, Belgium

In a quiet rural cemetery on the outskirts of Mons in Belgium lies the body of Private John Parr, who at just seventeen years old became the first British casualty of the WWI. Travel Darkly went to pay their respects...

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