CLIFFORD PARKER

Private 27092, 6th Battalion Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own)

Died 17th January 1917 aged 23

No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Son of George and Annie Parker

Lived 5, High Street, Heckmondwike


Clifford was born on July 25th 1893 in Mirfield and was baptised on August 20th 1893 at the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Mirfield. He was the eldest son of George Parker and Annie nee Brook who were married in 1891. They had another son Brook Parker in 1898.

The Parker family had lived in Mirfield for several generations and as a young man George Parker had been in the textile trade, but after his marriage to Annie Brook who was also from Mirfield, George became a Pork Butcher.

George was living in Lee Green in Mirfield in 1901 but by 1911 the family had moved to 5, High Street in Heckmondwike where George was still a butcher and was assisted by his wife and younger son Brook Parker. Clifford was a plater in a Boot Factory in 1911.

Clifford enlisted in Heckmondwike and joined Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own Regiment in the 6th Battalion of the Yorkshire Hussars.

He died on January 17th 1917 in France. His name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing.

His name is also on St. James’s and St. Saviour’s War Memorials.
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