Walter Parker

Name

Walter Parker

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

09/05/1915
28

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
8123
Northamptonshire Regiment
1st Bn.

Awards

1914 (Mons) Star (with Clasp & Roses), British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Panel 28 to 30.
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Christchurch Memorial, Little Heath, Potters Bar, Little Heath & Bentley Heath Memorial, Potters Bar, All Souls Chapel Book of Remembrance, Potters Bar, Not on the Weston memorials

Pre War

Born in Weston in 1886, the son of George (Shaw) Parker and Mary Parker. In the 1881 census, his father is recorded as George Shaw Parker and the family appear in subsequent censuses as Parker, yet the births of all the children were registered as Shaw! 1901 living at South Mimms, Barnet with his family and working as a gardener. In 1906 he was a gardener working for Mr Morgan at the Osborn Nurseries and living at 14 Frampton Road, Little Heath with his parents, George and Mary Parker and siblings. Later he attested on 21 February 1906 at Barnet joining the Militia with the 4th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment. Joined the Northamptonshire Regiment on 1 September 1906. 1911 Census: serving with the Northamptonshire Regiment, 2nd Bn., in Malta at Floriana Barracks (birthplace given as Barnet.

Wartime Service

Enlisted in London. Landed at Le Havre, France, 13 August 1914. Killed in action 9 May 1915 during the Battle of Aubers.

Additional Information

Some records incorrectly show his birthplace as Friern Barnet. Father George received a war gratuity of £5.

Acknowledgments

Martin Cope, Brenda Palmer