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  • Photograph published on 27th May 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
Person Details
Nottingham
Ernest was born in 1895 the son of Joseph and Annie Parker. Joseph was born in 1852 in Warwickshire and Annie in 1858 in Leicestershire. Married around 1875, they had three Nottingham-born children - Joseph b.1889, Fred b.1891 and Ernest b.1895. In 1901, the family lived at 59, Rydall Grove, Old Basford and in 1911 at 421, Nottingham Road (both Nottingham). Joseph was a coal carter and, by 1911, Fred worked as a miner. Annie Parker later lived at of 4, Bailey Street, Old Basford, Nottingham.
Ernest Parker was a bleacher upon enlistment in 1910 and a lace loom hand in 1911.
02 May 1915
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155476 - CWGC Website
1031
Corporal
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Ernest Parker enlisted into the territorial army on 23rd November 1910 at Kimberley aged 17. He was living at 77, Leonard Avenue, Nottingham. He was posted to the 8th battalion Sherwood Foresters. He was embodied into 1/8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters on 2nd March 1915 and embarked from Southampton. He was promoted to Lance Corporal on 26th April 1915 and was shot by a sniper. He had served for 4 years and 157 days. Kemmel Chateau Military, Belgium, Grave Reference: E 87
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  • Photograph published on 27th May 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
    Ernest Parker - Photograph published on 27th May 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
  • CWGC headstone at Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Belgium . Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Ernest Parker - CWGC headstone at Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Belgium . Courtesy of Murray Biddle