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Name Parker Richard
Army number Not yet ascertained.
Decorations None, apart from Service Awards, as far as is known.
Date of birth August 1918, New Cross, London.
Age 101 years old at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the King's Royal Rifle Corps as a Territorial. Mobilised 1/8/1939. Helped with training Home Guard Units in Norfolk and East London. Transferred to the Kensington Regiment (? Dec 1943) as part of a reorganisation. Served Normandy. History of the Kensington Regiment includes a photo of him with a knocked-out tank at Rauray. Discharged as unfit December 1946.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Medical Orderly and stretcherbearer.
Joined Brigade When the 2nd Battalion, Kensingtons, joined 49th Division - this needs verification.
Promotions Not as far as is known.
Wounded Yes - injured by a mortar round in Normandy. Caused kidney damage. Hospitalised in Brussels.
Prisoner of War Not as far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Died 6/2/2020.
Home address Mother died when he was an infant and he was brought up by a family member. Left school at 15. Married 6/12/1940 (his wife died in 2002). After demobilisation he worked for the Ministry of Health and retired in 1979 at the age of 61.
Source table 2K