Edward Parker

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Edward Parker

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: London Marylebone branch

Died: 4 June 1915

Edward Thompson Parker was born on 25 June 1888, the son of John Edward Parker and his wife Harriet. In August 1904, when he was 16 years old, he went to work for National Provincial Bank of England as an apprentice at its Manchester branch. After completing his apprenticeship he was promoted to a clerkship there. His manager described him in 1910 as 'an intelligent youth, good worker and very willing. Promises well.' In relation to future career transfers, he noted 'prefers country life.' In July 1911 Parker was transferred to East Dereham branch; in October 1911 to Durham branch; and in June 1913 to London Marylebone branch. While there, he became a member of the bank's staff sports club.

Early in the First World War Parker left the bank to go on military service, and by 1915 he was a Second Lieutenant in the West Yorkshire Regiment, attached to the Lancashire Fusiliers and on active service in Gallipoli. He was killed there on 4 June 1915, a few weeks before his 27th birthday.

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