EAST HADDON HISTORY SOCIETY Northamptonshire, England

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CHARLES RICHARD PARKER

Charles Richard Parker served in the newly fomed RAF[formed 1 April 1918 from Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Flying Corps].


He died aged 18 on 18 October 1918 at Blandford Camp, Dorset (which was an intake camp), less than a month before the end of the war.


Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) lists him as having a “special memorial”, which is his grave in East Haddon cemetery. This is marked by a “broken column” headstone, which traditionally represents a life cut short.


The organ in East Haddon church was given in his memory.








Rank:              Air Mechanic 3rd class (ie Private), F Section, RAF

Service No:    305144