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  • Photograph was published on 13th June 1918 in the Hucknall Dispatch and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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Chase Terrace, Staffordshire
John Parker was born in 1886 in Chase Terrace, Staffordshire and was the son of David a coal miner and Hannah Parker of 28 Allen Street, Hucknall. His father David was born in 1848 in Tamworth Staffordshire and his mother Hannah Middleton was born in 1856 in Tipton Staffordshire they were married in 1870 , their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District they went on to have 11 children , sadly 4 of whom died in infancy or early childhood. Their surviving children all born at Chase Terrace, Staffordshire were Eliza Harriett b1878, Noah b1879, Thomas b1880, Emily b1883, Florence b1885, John b1886 and David b1889. In the 1911 census his parents are living at 28 Allen Street, Hucknall and are shown as David 63 yrs a coal miner, he is living with his wife Hannah 56 yrs , also living with them is a grandson Harold Bailey 11 yrs. John was subsequently married, he went on to have 3 children and also lived on Allen Street, Hucknall.
Was a coal miner at Newstead Colliery
15 May 1918
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57826 - CWGC Website
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Lance Corporal
1st Bn Grenadier Guards
Lance Corporal John Parker, enlisted at Hucknall and served with the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. He landed in France on 16th March 1915 and was wounded in action on 13th May 1918 he died of his wounds on 15th May 1918. He is buried in Bagneux British Cemetery.
Article published on 13th June 1916 in the Hucknall Dispatch :- The one who has fallen in the defence of his country is Corporal John Parker, whose wife and three children reside in Allen street, Hucknall. He was connected with that famous regiment – the Grenadier Guards into which he enlisted in August, 1914, at the same time as his brother, David Parker, of Portland road, who, on account of wounds and shell shock, has been discharged from the Army, and is now working at Newstead Colliery. “Corporal John Parker was 33 years of age, and was employed at Newstead Colliery. He was acquainted with the early struggles of the war, taking part in the combats at Festubert, Loos, Hill 70, Hulluck, [sic] Cambrai, etc., until he fell on May 13, 1918 [he died of wounds on 15th May 1918]. It is regrettable that whilst John Parker was on active service his eldest daughter, his father, and his mother all passed away without his being able to see them in their dying days. Such is the cruel fate of war.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Photograph was published on 13th June 1918 in the Hucknall Dispatch and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    John Parker - Photograph was published on 13th June 1918 in the Hucknall Dispatch and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918