Parker Richard Gunner 3608065

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Personnel Entry

CWGC Headstone - Gunner Richard Parker
CWGC Headstone - Gunner Richard Parker

Name Parker Richard
Army number 3608065
Rank Gunner.
Decorations None yet known beyond Service Medals.
Date of birth 21/9/1923 at Chorley Lancashire.
Age 20 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Border Regiment. Basic Training at Primary Training Centre - possibly Carlisle Castle. Transferred to the Royal Artillery - date not yet known. Posted to the 55th Anti-Tank Regiment. KILLED in ACTION 8/8/1944.
Company/Battery 219 Battery.
Platoon or other sub-unit H Troop.
Task or role Gunner.
Joined Brigade Not yet known exactly.
Promotions None as far as is known.
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not as far as is known.
Died/Killed in action KILLED in ACTION 8/8/1944. Interred initially at St Honorine de Chardonnerette, map reference 096708, then re-buried on 18/7/1945 in Grave I. D. 25. Ranville War Cemetery. No headstone inscription.
Home address No family information in CWGC records. Father - Thomas Parker, mother - Alice Parker, nee Doherty.
Source table

A photograph of Gunner Parker's temporary grave marker is set out below. Thanks are due to the family for the images on this Page.

Temporary grave marker