|3123 Pte. E. Parker, 14th Hussars, later 5975 9th Lancers.
Queen’s South Africa Medal clasps Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Orange Free
State, Relief of Ladysmith, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Belfast (3123 14th
Hussars); King’s South Africa Medal clasps South Africa 1901, South Africa
1902 (3123 14th Hussars); 1914 Star (5975 9th Lancers); British War Medal
(5975 9th Lancers); Victory Medal (5975 9th Lancers).
Died Home 24 May 1915.
With four photocopy pages of service documents, two photographs of cemetery
memorial, MIC and CWGC and Soldiers Died details. Ernest Parker enlisted at Brighton
18 March 1892 aged 19 years 4 months. Born Shoreham. Occupation porter.
Transferred to Army Reserve 18 March 1899 and recalled to army service 9 October
1899. Discharged 17 March 1908. Enlisted as number 5975 with 9th Lancers in WW1.
Landed in France 8 November 1914. Died in the U.K. 24 May 1915. Buried at Earlsfield
Cemetery, Wandsworth, London.
With thanks to Niklas Grundstrom whose advice that Parker’s 1914 Trio was on the
market enabled me to reunite his group.