Name: Christopher Edward Parker
DoB: June 14 1880
Regt: Gunner 144471, Royal Garrison Artillary
DoD: February 27 1917.
Academic Career: CGS 1892 – 1896
Christopher was the eldest son of John Knubley Parker, a Justice of the Peace from Caldbeck, and Caroline Parker, from Ousby, Cumberland. They lived at Evening Hill, Thursby after marrying in 1879 in Westmoreland. John had been a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Cumberland Infantry. Christopher seems to have been named after his paternal grandfather and great grandfather. A second son, John Henry Francis Parker was born in 1882, and a third son, Cecil Newland, was born in 1886. Christopher’s father, John died 6th November 1908 (address 1,Cecil St); £5398 3s 7d probate to Caroline. She died 22 June 1929 11, Lawn Terrace Silloth – probate to son Cecil Newland Parker retired railway employee.
CGS 1892 – 1896
Christopher died at Rugely Training Camp, of acute septic bronchitis, aged 36.
Gunner Royal Garrison Artillery 144471
a) Carlisle School Memorial Register 1264-1924
b) Census: 1881 RG11/5165;
1891 RG12/4296 & RG12/2743;
1901 RG13/ 4867 & RG 13/212;
1911 RG14PN575 RG78PN20 RD7 SD3 ED18 SN414: & RG14/24313;
c) Death Certificate