Born: 23rd March 1877, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

Died: 8th May 1916; age 39; Died from Disease.

Rank: Able Seaman; Service Number: 169638 (Ch)

Regiment: Royal Navy. H.M.S. Pembroke.


Grave Reference:


Woodlands Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Sarah, 18, Bond Street, Ipswich.




1881   3, Coopers Court, Ipswich.


Harry was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Jeremiah Parker, 43, a General Labourer, born Bramfors, Suffolk.

Sarah Parkker, 34, a Stay Maker, born Tuddenham St. Martin, Suffolk.

Sarah Seager P. Parker, 13, a Stay Maker, born Colchester, Essex – died 1887, Ipswich.

Jeremiah Bacon Parker, 12, born Ipswich – died 1901, Ipswich.

William Parker, 10, born Ipswich.

Philip Parker, 8, born Ipswich.

Alice Louisa Parker, 7, born Ipswich.

Walter Parker, 3, born Ipswich.

Ernest Parker, 5 months, born Ipswich.


1891   11, Hamilton Street, Ipswich.


Harry was 15 years old, an Errand Boy. He was living with his parents & brothers.

Jeremiah, 53, a Labourer.

Sarah, a Stay Maker.

Philip, 18, a Porter.

Walter, 13, an Errand Boy.

Ernest, 11.

Arthur Parker, 8, born Ipswich.


1901   Pacific.


Harry was 24 years old, an Able Seaman for the Royal Navy. On board ‘Warspite’. a 2nd Class ship; Armoured Crusier 1st Class. Captain – C.R. Keppel C.B., D.S.O.


Harry’s father, Jeremiah Parker, died 1913, Ipswich.

Harry is also remembered on St. Michael’s Church War Memorial, Ipswich.

HMS PEMBROKE was the Naval Barracks at Chatham, Kent right next to the Chatham Dockyard. Thousands of naval ratings would have passed through or served there over the years.




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