image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.


Born: 1890, Ipswich.

Died: 15th July 1916; age 26; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914.

Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 2228

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Military Medal.


Memorial Reference:

Pier & Face 1C & 2A.

Thiepval Memorial,






1891   3, Lower Orwell Street, Ipswich.


James was 9 months old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Parker, 59, a Quay Labourer, born Needham Market, Suffolk.

Elizabeth Watling Parker (nee Anderson), 35, born Ipswich.

Charles Parker, 17, an Errand Boy, born Ipswich.

Laura Parker, 15, a Boot Machinist, born Ipswich.

Thomas Parker, 13, an Errand Boy, born Ipswich.

Frederick Parker, 11, born Ipswich.

Mabel Louisa Parker, 8, born Ipswich.

Harriet Rebecca Parker, 6, born Ipswich.

Beatrice May Parker, 3, born Ipswich.


1901   Trafalgar Buildings, Shirehall Yard, Ipswich.


James was 11 years old and living with his widowed mother & siblings.

Elizabeth, 45, a Charwoman.

Charles, 27, a Blacksmith.

Laura, 25,a Boot Machinist.

Mabel, 19, a Stay Machinist.

Harriet, 15, a Box Maker.

May, 13.

Jessie Amelia Parker, 8, born Ipswich.


1911   2, Henslow Road, Ipswich.


James was 21 years old, a Railway Engine Cleaner – Railway Company. He was living with his mother, siblings & brother in law.

Elizabeth, 55, a Charwoman – Domestic.

Charles, 36, a Blacksmith – Shoeing Smith.

Jessie, 18, a Stationery Machine Hand – Cardboard Boxes.

Harriet Clarke, 25.

Ezekil Clarke, 28, His Majesy Navy Stoker – H.M.Navy.


James’s father, William Parker, died 1898, Ipswich.


On the 2nd December 1911, Ipswich, James married, Edith Alice Sherman, born 1892, Ipswich. They had 2 children:

William Parker, born 1912, Ipswich.

Violet May Parker, born 1914, Ipswich.

Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Suffolk Regiment website

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