Cecil Harry Parker

Name

Cecil Harry Parker
1889

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

23/07/1916
25

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
265699
Hertfordshire Regiment
1st Bn.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL
V. K .21
France

Headstone

>None

UK Memorials

Hoddesdon and Rye Park Town Memorial St Catherine and St Paul’s Church Memorial, Hoddesdon Tewin Village Memorial St Peter’s Church Muster Roll, Tewin Not on the Broxbourne memorials

Pre War

Cecil Henry Parker was born in Broxbourne, Herts in 1889 to John and Sarah Parker. The family were living in Gardener’s Lodge, Broxbournebury Mansion, Broxbourne in 1891 and 1901.   On the 1911 Census Cecil was working as Under Gardener and living at Orchid Bothy, Westonbirt, Tetbury, Gloucs. On enlistment he was living at Hoddesdon. 

Wartime Service

He enlisted at Hertford and served with the Hertfordshire Regiment.   He was killed in action when nearing the end of 16 days in the trenches near Festubert. 

Additional Information

A war gratuity of £8 10s was awarded to his father John.

Acknowledgments

Brenda Palmer
Malcolm Lennox,