Died : 13 Oct 1914
Rank : Lieutenant
Service no at death:
Surname: PARKE
Initials: W E
Date of Birth 27 Jul 1891
Place of BirthHenbury House, Sturminster Marshall
Place of Birth SourceParish Registers
Address 1911 Beaucroft, Colehill (living with grandmother)
Schools attended Durnford School, Swanage Winchester College
Employment / tradeArmy
Place of work
Family (parents and grandparents)Son of Lt Col Laurence and Evelyn Jane (nee Lees) Parke
Spouse Name
NotesBrother of John Aubrey Parke who also died 28 Sep 1915. A 3rd brother - Laurence survived the war and served in the Home Guard during WWII
Regiment at call-upDurham Light Infantry
Regiment at discharge
Rank at call-upSecond Lieutenant
Service no at call-up
Date of attestation -
Date of call-up -
Area reported to
Naval vessels served
Decorations and awards
Other service detailsEmbarked to France with British Expeditionary Force 8 Sep 1914
Other rank
Other service no
Service factsPromoted to Lieutenant 5 Aug 1914
Age at death23
Date of death 13 Oct 1914
Regiment at deathDurham Light Infantry
Battalion at death
Rank at deathLieutenant
Circumstances of deathWalter was a machine gun officer and he was killed near Hazebrook lifting one of the Battalion's machine guns over a hedge.
Service no at death
Field of action at death
Place of deathHzebrook
Location of graveOuttersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul
Other memorialsBras plaque in St Mary's, Sturminster Marshall St Nicholas Church, Moreton Durnford School War Memorial in St George's, Langton Matravers
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