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William PARKER

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Surname: PARKER

Forename(s): William

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 52999

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Durham Light Infantry

Battalion / Unit: 22nd (Service) Battalion. (3rd County Pioneers)

Division: 8th Division

Age: 32

Date of Death: 1917-01-27

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: XXVI. R. 6.

CWGC Cemetery: DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

William Parker was the son of Stephen and Emma Jane Parker, née Garner. Stephen was born at Barnoldswick, Yorkshire and Emma at Stamford, Lincolnshire.

1891 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 5, Alice Street - William Parker, aged 6 years, born Barnoldswick, son of Stephen and Emma Parker.

1901 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: East View - William Parker, aged 16 years, born Barnoldswick, son of Stephen and Emma Parker.

1911 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 7, East View - William Parker, aged 26 years, born Barnoldswick, son of Stephen and Emma Parker.

William was married to Isabella Sharples in 1912. In 1919 Isabella married George William Swales.

The British Army Service Record for William Parker exists but may be incomplete.

A short biography of William is included in: ‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

PARKER, William, aged 32 years, D.L.I., Cobden Street, [Barnoldswick], died from heart failure, France, Jan. 28, 1917.

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Private William PARKER

Private William PARKER

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Durham Light Infantry

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Durham Light Infantry

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 8th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 8th Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: PARKER

Forename(s): William

Born: Barnoldswick, Yorks

Residence: Barnoldswick

Enlisted: Halifax

Number: 52999

Rank: Private

Regiment: Durham Light Infantry

Battalion: 22nd Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 27/01/17

Died How: Died

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: Formerly 32949, Northumberland Fus.

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: PARKER

Forename(s): W

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 52999

Rank: Private

Regiment: Durham Light Infantry

Unit: 22nd Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 27/01/1917

Additional Information:

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Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval

Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval

CWGC Headstone

St Mary-le-Ghyll Churchyard, Barnoldswick

St Mary-le-Ghyll Churchyard, Barnoldswick

Family gravestone

St Mary-le-Ghyll Churchyard, Barnoldswick

St Mary-le-Ghyll Churchyard, Barnoldswick

Family gravestone - detail of memorial inscription

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16 February 1917

PARKER – January 28th, 1917, suddenly, from heart failure in France, Pte. William Parker, Durham Light Infantry, formerly of Cobden Street, Barnoldswick, aged 32 years.

16 February 1917

BARNOLDSWICK – DEATH OF TWO BARNOLDSWICK SOLDIERS IN FRANCE

Pte. William Parker, Durham Light Infantry (Pioneer Battalion), died suddenly from heart failure on the 28th ult. He was 32 years of age and married, his wife living in Cobden Street. In a letter home written ten days before his death he was in the best of health, but a late communication from an officer in his battalion said that Pte. Parker had been under the care of the medical officer for two or three days and had received every attention. He enlisted in July last and left for France on November 28th. He was the only son of Mr. Stephen Parker, 7, East View, Barnoldswick.

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16 February 1917

DEATH OF TWO BARNOLDSWICK SOLDIERS

Pte. William Parker, Durham Light Infantry (Pioneer Battalion), died suddenly from heart failure on the 28th ult. He was 32 years of age and married, his wife living in Cobden Street. In a letter home written ten days before his death, he stated he was in the best of health, but a later communication from an officer in his battalion said that Pte. Parker had been under the care of the medical officer for two or three days, and had received every attention. He enlisted in July last and left for France on November 28th. He was the only son of Mr. Stephen Parker, 7, East View, Barnoldswick.

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