Image courtesy of David Parkinson.
Born: 1889, St. Lukes, Dublin, Ireland.
Died: 29th November 1919; age 29; Diabetic Coma – 52, Wallace Road, Ipswich. Served 7 years & 241 days.
Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Age: 20 years & 7 months; Occupation: Labourer; Religion: Roman Catholic. Height: 5ft 6 1/2 ins, fresh complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair. Tattooed both forearms, Highlander on right leg. Scar upper lip, scar left shin. birth mark back of left thigh. Next of Kin: sister – Annie, of 3, Park Place, Darlington, Yorkshire and wife – Nora Parkinson.
Home: 21st March 1910 – 15th August 1914
France: 16th August 1914 – 23rd October 1915
Home: 24th October 1915 – 16th November 1917.
Date of Entry Therein: 15th August 1914.
Promoted – Bombardier; 12th January 1916.
Discharged – sick – 16th November 1917.
Rank: Bombardier; Service Number: 61285
Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery Depot, 3rd Brigade.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Silver War Badge.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John Parkinson; Husband of Nora Parkinson, of 52, Wallace Road, Ipswich.
1911 The Barracks, Ordinance Road, Marylebone, London.
Richard was 22 years old, a Soldier ranked Gunner.
On the 4th August 1914, at Marylebone Registry Office, London, Richard married Nora Eaton, born 1892, Ipswich. They had 3 children:
Nora Eileen Parkinson, born January 1915, Ipswich.
Eric Richard Parkinson, born November 1917, Ipswich.
Sheila F. Parkinson, born 1920, Ipswich.