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VC610   Walter Richard Parker

BORN   20 September 1881

DIED   27 November 1936   AGE   55

VC Won    30 April-1 May 1915   AGE   33

Place VC Won   400 Plateau, Gaba Tepe, Turkey

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Walter Richard Parker   No.   Po. /5229   

VC Issue No.   610   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Marine Light Infantry, Portsmouth Battalion, Royal Naval Division


Now   Royal Marines

Rank VC Won   Lance-Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Lance-Corporal

Place Of Birth   5 Agnes Street, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, Derby Street, Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Stapleford Cemetery, Cemetery Road, off Nottingham Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   1 December 1936

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   22 June 1917

VC Presented   21 July 1917 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Stapleford Cemetery, Cemetery Road, off Nottingham Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

P  Walter Parker VC Memorial Square, Stapleford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire   

P  Blue plaque, Agnes Street, Grantham, Lincolshire

P  Parker Gardens, Stapleford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Parker Close, Gosport, Hampshire

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, War Memorial, St Wulframs Churchyard, Grantham, Lincolnshire

By The Way…

Christened one of his daughters Vera Constance in honour of his VC

VC Held By

Royal Marines Museum, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England



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