GERALD PITTS PARKER

 

Born: 1891, Ipswich.

Died: 28th March 1918; age 27; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire.

Date of Entry Therein: 18th September 1915 – France.

 

Rank: Driver; Service Number: 474360

Regiment: Royal Engineers, 529th Field Coy.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

1.N.4.

Bellacourt Military Cemetery,

Riviere,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Robert T. & Dinah Parker, of Ipswich; husband of Miriam Parker, of 101, Rosmead Street, Newbridge Road, Hull.

 

Brother to ERNEST EDWARD PARKER.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   Zippor Cottage, Pearce Road, Ipswich.

 

Gerald was 2 months old and living with his parents & brothers.

Robert Thomas Parker, 34, a Cabinet Maker – employer.

Dinah Elizabeth Parker (nee Pitts), 35, born Walpole, Norfolk.

Ernest Edward Parker, 9, born Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Robert Thomas Parker, 8, born Woodbridge.

Frank Parker, 7, born Woodbridge.

Percy Parker, 6, born Ipswich.

Herbert James Parker, 4, born Ipswich.

1 mother’s help.

 

1901   27, Pearce Road, Ipswich.

 

Gerald was 10 years old and living with his widowed father & siblings.

Robert, 44, a Cabinet Maker.

Ernest, 19, a Tailor’s Apprentice.

Robert, 18, an Iron Moulder’s Apprentice.

Frank, 16, a Hairdresser’s Apprentice.

Percy, 15, a Plumber’s Apprentice.

Herbert, 14.

Laura Eleanor Parker, 8, born Ipswich.

1 housekeeper.

 

1911   9, Spital Street, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

 

Gerald was 20 years old, a Labourer – Iron Foundry. He was a boarder at the home of 36 year old, Charles Broxholme, a Labourer – Iron Foundry.

 

Gerald’s mother, Dinah Elizabeth Parker died 1900, Ipswich.

 

In 1912, Sculcoates, Yorkshire, East Riding, Gerald married, Miriam Shaw, a Dyer and Ironer, born February 1886, Norton Woodseats, Derbyshire.

They had 1 son:

Hebert Douglas Parker, born January 1915, Yorkshire.

 

Gerald also became a father to Miriam’s son – Francis Shaw, born March 1909, Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Francis later added Parker as his surname.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Miriam Jarvis – widow.

 

Gerald is also remembered on the war memorial at Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire.

 

Royal Engineers, 529th Field

 

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