Private 24242 James Parker

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Killed in Action Salonika on Saturday, 7th October 1916, age 24.
Buried in Grave A. 56. at Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece.

13th Bn., Manchester Regiment. 66th Brigade of 22nd Division.

Son of Mr and Mrs James Parker, of 86, Bell Green Lane, Higher Ince, Wigan. Native of Staffs.
Born: Tipton, Enlisted: Wigan, Resident: Lower Ince, Wigan.

First landed France & Flanders, 7th September 1915.
Medal entitlement: 1914-15 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/623690/

Genealogical Data

1901 Census
18 Canal Street, Tipton, Staffs.
James Parker (35, Labourer in Iron Works, born Tipton), his wife Mary Ann (35, born Tenbury), and their 3 children: Emma (14, Tailoress, born Gornal), James (8, born Tipton), and Alice (2 months, born Tipton).

1911 Census
32 Belle Green Lane, Ince-in-Makerfield, Wigan, Lancs.
James Parker (44, Blast Furnaceman, born Tipton), his wife Mary Ann (44, born Tenbury), and their 3 surviving children of 8: Emma (24, Cotton Spinner, born Gornal), James (18, Labourer, born Tipton), and Alice (10, born Tipton).

Personal Data

After James's death, his outstanding army pay and allowances amounted to £4/9/3d (4 pounds, 9 shillings and 3 pence); this was paid to his father and sole legatee, James, in May 1917. His War Gratuity was £6/0/0d (6 pounds exactly), this was also paid to his father in October 1919. The value of the War Gratuity suggests that James had enlisted in approximately May 1915.

Action resulting in his death

Still to be researched. Contact me if required.

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