Images courtesy of Kelly.

image from the Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury  – 1916.


Born: 17th September 1891, Ipswich.

Died: 1st June 1916; age 24; Died of Wounds received on the 31st May 1916 during surface action at the Battle of Jutland.

Residence: 74, Derby Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Fitter and Turner with Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Orwell Works, Ipswich.

Enlistment Details: Location: Portsmouth. Height: 5ft 7 2/8ins, grey eyes, brown hair & fair complexion. One dot on his left wrist.



Vernon – Acting Electrical Artificer 4th Class – 1st September 1914 – 8th September 1914.

Victory II – Acting Electrical Artificer 4th Class – 9th September 1914 – 23rd September 1914.

Vernon – Acting Electrical Artificer 4th Class – 24th September 1914 – 9th June 1915.

Tiger – Acting Electrical Artificer 4th Class – 10th June 1915.

Tiger – Electrical Artificer 4th Class – 25th May 1916 – 1st June 1916.

Character – Very Good.


Rank: Chief Petty Officer, Electrical Artificer 4th Class; Service Number: M-8401 (Po)

Regiment: Royal Navy. H.M.S. ‘Tiger.’


Memorial Reference:


Portsmouth Memorial 1916 O-Z.




Relatives Notified & Address: Second son of Elizabeth & Robert, of 74, Derby Road, Ipswich.




1901   74, Derby Road, Ipswich.


Joseph was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Robert Parker, 32, a Metal Turner, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Parker ( nee Lock), 32, born Ipswich.

Robert Parker, 11, born Ipswich.

Percy Edward Parker, 6, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Ada Parker, 4, born Ipswich.

Ernest Archibald Parker, born Ipswich.

1911   74, Derby Road, Ipswich.


Joseph was 19 years old, an Iron Turner – Engineering Works. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Robert, 42, an Iron Tuner – Engineering Works.

Elizabeth, 41.

Percy, 16, a Shop Assistant – Grocery.

Elizabeth, 14, a General Domestic Servant.

Ernest, 12.

Walter Henry Parker, 9, born Ipswich.

Arthur William Parker, 6, born Ipswich.

Joseph is also remembered on the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Ipswich.

Felix Cobbold
John Josselyn

On the 27th September 1897, at the Session Court at the Town Hall, Robert Parker, an iron planer of Derby Road, was 1 of 14 residents in Ipswich Summoned before the Mayor (Felix T. Cobbold Esq.) and Col. J.H. Josselyn, for disregarding notices to have their children vaccinated. Robert promised to have his children vaccinated and his case was adjourned for a fortnight accordingly.

H.M.S. ‘Tiger’

H.M.S. ‘Tiger’


  • Does anybody know if all the parkers listed here are related?? Im not 100% certain but some could be related to my grandfather Levi Parker of haughley.

  • Would you be able to share the source of the top photograph? I am currently researching this sailor


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