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Cyer Parker

Biography of Private Cyer Parker, (201987)
2nd/4th battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 7th April 1917

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Birth

Name:
Cyer John parker

Date of birth:
1893

Place of Birth:
Bourne, Lincolnshire England

Date of Birth registration:
Apr – Jun 1893

Place of Birth Registration:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

Occupation:

Marriage

Cyer has not been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Family

Father’s Name:
John Thomas Parker

Father’s DOB:
1862

Father’s Place of Birth:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

Father’s Occupation:
Labourer

Mother’s Name:
Mary Ann Cooper

Mother’s DOB:
1864

Mothers POB:
Toft, Lincolnshire, England

Mother’s Occupation:

Their Marriage:
1888 Bourne

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)
Mary Parker 1886, Bourne
Dory Parker, 1889, Bourne
Winfred Parker, 1890, Bourne
Cyer John Parker, 1893, Bourne
Thomasina Parker, 1896, Tongue End
Morris William Parker, 1899, Bourne
Gwendoline Ivy W Parker, 1901, Bourne
Freda fanny Parker, 1905, Bourne
Plus 2 more which names are unknown taken from the 1911 census

1901 Census:
Cyer is living with his family in Bourne, Lincolnshire

1911 Census:
Cyer is living with parents in Bourne. The census gives him an age of 18 and he is listed as an assistant- general dealer.

Relatives in services:

Newspaper Mentions

Military Records

Attestation Papers:
None found

WW1 Soldier’s Records:
None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
These records show that Cyer Parker, 2nd/4th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 7th April 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders..

Pension Records:
Not yet available

Medals
Medal Card Index:
Cyer’s medal card index states that he was eligible for the following medals:-
The British Medal
The Victory Medal

Memorials
UK:Bourne War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In memory of Private C Parker, 2nd/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 7 April 1917
Remembered with honour, Templeux-Le-Guerared Communal Cemetery Extension.

More information:

Military Service Timeline:

On the 23rd February 1917 the 2nd/4th Lincolnshires dembarked on the SS Lydia from Southampton and arrived in Le Harvre, France teh following day. They had been appointed to the 59th Division (2nd North Midland) and the 177th Brigade.
They took over a sector close to Estrees but within two weeks they were in pursuit of the retiring German army, finding themselves crossingt he Somme and by 18th March they occupied Peronne.

During Spring of 1917 the enemy carried out a tactical withdrawal back to the Hindenberg Line, this allowed them the shorten the front and hold better defensive positions.

On the 31st March the 2/4th Lincolnshire and the 2/5th Leicesters were involved in the capture of Hesbécourt and Hervilly, before moving east to take Hill 140 as part of the 177th Brigade.

On the 2nd April the 2/4th Leicestershire Regiment were unsuccessful in their goal to take Fervaque Farm. The Lincolnshires were tasked with the same goal the following day but again were unsuccessful.

On the 5th April the Battalion was once more in action near Templeux. By Noon they had took a new outpost on the line between Templeux and Hargicourt village and suffered heavy shelling during the afternoon.

The 6th saw more heavy shelling and the battalion HQ was hit. A patrol that advanced to and old German trench north of Hargicourt was shelled out. The day saw 4 killed and 16 other ranks wounded.

On the 7th patrols were sent out to take German posts on the outskirts of Hargicourt but no enemy were found there. The patrol laid up for the rest of the day but saw nothing. The afternoon saw more heavy shelling and the post was shelled out and moved to a disused German trench. 1 other rank was killed and 6 wounded.

Private Cyer John Parker lost his life on the 7th April as a result of these actions.

 

This is ongoing research and will be updated when completed.

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