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Forename(s): Thomas Reid
Place of Birth: Baildon, Yorkshire
Service No: 2067
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 1/6th Battalion
Division: 49th (West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1916-09-02
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 6 A and 6 B.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE
Thomas Reid Parker was the son of John Temple and Elizabeth Druscilla Parker, née Reid. John was born at West Marton, Yorkshire and Elizabeth at Plas-yn-Wern, Ruabon, Denbighshire, Wales. Thomas was the cousin of Private Thomas Davey (65422) (q.v.).
1901 Wrexham, Denbighshire Census: 5, Crescent Road - Thomas Reid Parker, aged 7 years, born Baildon, Yorkshire, son of John Temple and Elizabeth Druscilla Parker.
1911 Sutton-in-Craven, Yorkshire Census: 9, Wighill Street - Thomas Reid Parker, aged 17 years, born Baildon, Yorkshire, son of John Temple and Elizabeth Druscilla Parker.
The British Army Service Record for Thomas Reid Parker exists but may be incomplete.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Cpl Thomas R. Parker, 2067, West Riding Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 14 April 1915.
See also: ‘Guiseley Terriers: A Small Part in The Great War - A History of the 1/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment’ by Stephen Barber (2018).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
PARKER, Cpl. Thos, R., aged 23, West Riding Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Parker, 17, Devonshire Terrace, Skipton, killed in action Sept. 2, 1916.
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Corporal Thomas Reid PARKER
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division
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