Image from the Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury – 1916.

Born: 1896, Ipswich.

Died: 16th August 1916; age 20; Died of Wounds.

Evening Star – Monday, 4th September 1916 – Mr. and Mrs. William Parker, of 5, Tanners Lane, Ipswich, have received information that their third son, Private Arthur Martin Parker, Suffolk Regiment, has died of wounds. Arthur was 20 years of age and was employed in the moulding shop at the Orwell Works, prior to joining the Army. Mr. and Mrs. Parker have two other sons at the Front.

Residence: 5, Tanner’s Lane, Ipswich.

Occupation: in the Moulding Shop at Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Orwell Works, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 3378

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion, ‘C’ Coy.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference;


Heilly Station Cemetery,





Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr. & Mrs. W.M.J. Parker, of 5, Tanners Lane, Ipswich.




1901   11, Little Gipping Street, Ipswich.


Arthur was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Martin James Parker, 33, a Labourer – Oil Mills, born Ipswich.

Kate Parker (nee Fox), 32, born Debenham, Suffolk.

Charles William Fox Parker, 12, born Ipswich.

Kate Ellen Parker, 6, born Ipswich.

Leonard Buller Parker, 4 months, born Ipswich.


1911   5, Tanners Lane, Ipswich.


Arthur was 15 years old, a Labourer – Foundry – Agricultural Engineers. He was living with his parents & siblings.

William, 42, a Labourer – Oil Mills.

Kate, 41.

Kate, 16, a Corset Trimmer – Corset Factory.

Leonard, 10.

Emma Annie Parker, 5, born Ipswich.

Agnes May Parker, 1, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to William M.J. Parker – father.


Arthur is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary le Elm Church, and the Orwell Works Memorial – Ransomes Sims & Jefferies, Ipswich.


Note: ARTHUR PASCALL court records list “Charles William Parker”

Evening Star – 24th August 1905 –


On Thursday, 24th August 1905, at Ipswich Police Courts, 17 year old Arthur Pascall, of Mount Street, and 15 year old Charles William Parker, of Tanners’ Lane were before the Mayor (J.H. Grimwade, Esq.), S.R. Anness, W.O. White, and R.D. Fraser, Esqrs., charged with stealing a quantity of growing apples and plums, value 1s., from the gardens of “Brakefield,” on the Westerfield Road. Alfred Smith, the gardener, said that on the 20th of August, when watching from the Park, he saw the two lads coming away from “Brakefield.” They ran off down the Westerfield Road; he gave chase and caught them up close by the Woolpack gate. In their pockets were apples and plums. About two sacks of fruit had been taken from “Brakefields” during this summer, and much damage was done to trees. Arthur and Charles said they picked the fruit up from the ground. The Mayor: That is no excuse; it was not your fruit. In reply to his Worship, the Chief Constable (Colonel Russell) said there were frequent complaints about fruit stealing. The Mayor, after consultation with his colleagues, said that Arthur Pascall had been there before, and was given a chance to redeem his character. He had not taken advantage of it, and would now be sent to prison for a month; the sentence upon Charles Parker would be three weeks, with hard labour in both cases.

Diss Express – 23rd June 1911 FISHING. Mr. William Parker, of 5, Tanner’s Lane, Ipswich, was on Monday angling with ordinary roach tackle, baited with paste, in the river Gipping, near the Laundry, when he had an unusually strong “bite.” He soon found he had a big fish on, and it took him all his time and skill to effectually “play” it. After a quarter of an hour, a fine golden carp was brought to the bank, and Parker landed it in a net. It weighed 8lbs., and measured 26 inches.


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  • This young man was my great uncle on my fathers side. We are awaiting the return of his death plaque from the USA, where it has been for 30 odd years. Thank you to all those that served and bless those who paid the ultimate price.


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