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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, France . Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Nottingham
Ernest was born in 1895 in Nottingham and was the son of Annie Parker, of 4, Bailey St., Old Basford, Nottingham, and the late Joseph Parker a coal carter. His father Joseph was born in 1852 in Warwickshire and his mother Annie was born in 1858 in Leicestershire, they were married C1875 and had three children all of whom were born in Nottingham, Joseph b1889, Fred b1891 and Ernest b1895. In the 1911 census the family are living at 421 Nottingham Road Nottingham and are shown as Joseph 59 yrs and a coal carter, he is living with his wife Annie 53 yrs and their children Fred 20 yrs a coal miner and Ernest 16 yrs a lace loom hand , they state they have been married for 36 yrs and have had three children.
Lace loom hand
02 May 1915
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155476 - CWGC Website
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Corporal
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Corporal Ernest Parker, enlisted into the territorial army on 23rd November 1910 at Kimberley he was 17 yrs of age and was living at 77 Leonard Av, Nottingham , he was a bleacher by trade. he was posted to the 8th battalion Sherwood Foresters. Following the outbreak of war he was embodied into 1/8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire)Regiment, on 2nd March 1915 and embarked from Southampton. He was promoted to Lance Corporal on 26th April 1915 and was shot by a sniper and killed in action on 2nd May 1915. Buried in Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, He had served for a period of 4 yrs and 157 days.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, France . Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Ernest Parker - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, France . Courtesy of Murray Biddle
  • His photograph was 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 - His photograph was 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.