Private 1366 Howard Parker

Killed in Action on Thursday, 22nd October 1914, age 26.
Commemorated on Panel 8 of Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

2nd Bn., Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 22nd Brigade of 7th Division.

Born: Tipton, Enlisted: Dudley, Resident: Tipton.

First landed France & Flanders, 4th October 1914.
Medal entitlement: 1914 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.

Not commemorated on any Tipton memorial.
Commemorated here because identified as Tipton on 'Soldiers Died in the Great War'.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1623283/

Genealogical Data

Birth of Howard Parker registered September quarter 1888 in Dudley.

1891 Census
25 Chapel Street, Tipton, Staffs.
Joseph Parker (30, "Jumper" (Acrobat) at Music Hall, born Dudley), his wife Anne (28, born Tipton), and their 6 children: Joseph (13, Scholar, born Dudley), Ketoria (9, Scholar, born Dudley), Priscilla (7, Scholar, born Leeds), William (5, Scholar, born Leeds), Howard (2, born Tipton), and Florrie (2 months, born Tipton).

1901 Census
Cannot trace the Parker family.

1911 Census
1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, Bombay, India.
Howard Parker (22, Private, Single, born Tipton).

Personal Data

None Available.

Action resulting in his death

Still to be researched. Contact me if required.

Newspaper Cuttings