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Puston-cum-South, Featherstone
John Clifford Parker was born in 1893 at Puston-cum-South, Featherstone He was the son of George a colliery deputy and Lucy Gertrude Parker née Boshell of 12 Occupation Road Hazel Grove Hucknall Torkard. His father George Parker was born in 1859 at Claycross, Derbyshire his mother Gertrude Lucy Boshell was born in 1865 at Wakefield, they were married on 21st August 1889 at Purston-cum-South, Featherstone, they went on to have 4 children, sadly one died in infancy their surviving 3 children were all born in Purston-cum-South, Featherstone, were George Stanley b1890, John Clifford b1893 and Winifred Catherine b1895. In the 1911 census the family are living at 3 Lumb Hall cottages, Purston, and are shown as Lucy Gertrude 46 yrs a widow, she is living with her children, George Stanley 21 yrs a electric engineman switch man, John Clifford 18 yrs a colliery clerk and Winifred Catherine 16yrs
He was a colliery clerk
09 Jul 1916
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Royal Army Medical Corps
Private John Clifford Parker enlisted at Leeds whilst residing at Pontefract, he served with the Royal Army Medical Corps , he was attached to the 2/1st Field Coy Royal Engineers. He was killed in action on 9th July 1916, having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial
His brother Company Sergeant Major George Stanley Parker enlisted at Featherstone and served with the 12th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. He was killed in action on 13th April 1918 having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial
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