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.