John Parker
John Parker WW1

John Parker was born 1894 in Wallsend, Northumberland.

Parents: William Parker and Alice Dixon.

1911 census: John is living with his elder brother George at Marley Hill. He is working as a farm labourer.

John attested March 1, 1915. He was 21 years 2 months old, 5' 1" tall and weighed 128 lbs. John was a farmer. His next of kin was an aunt, Ellen Dixon, with whom he lived at 36, Newcastle Street, Brandon Colliery, Co. Durham.

John joined the Army Service Corps, 41st Remount Squadron, Private P/4/062682.

John embarked at Avonmouth March 27, 1915 and disembarked at Alexandria April 14, 1915. John then embarked at Alexandria November 27, 1915 and disembarked at Salonika December 11, 1915, joining the 41st Remount Squad.

At some stage John was with the Bedfordshire Regiment as he sent a silk postcard of the regimental badge and a message on the reverse to Ethel Leng saying this was the regiment he was in.

September 18, 1918 John was still at Salonika. He had had 21 days leave and had disembarked at Southampton via Cherburg and Taranto. John finally left Salonika April 30, 1919, sailing via Taranto for the U.K.

John married Ethel Leng 1919.

John Parker is the grandfather of Mrs Willis of Newton Aycliffe.

Bedfordshire Regiment silk postcard WW1

The Bedfordshire Regiment silk postcard sent toEthel Leng.

Salonika postcard of Paysennes d'Attique

General Sarrail Salonika WW1

General Sarrail, Salonika