Gunner William Parker. RMA/14560, Royal Marine Artillery

1897 Jan 17 Born Winton , Manchester

1915 Mar 8. Enlisted Service record available

1915 Sep 13. To Gunner 2nd Class

1915 Sep 14. To Gunner

1916 Jan 28 To HMS Malaya

HMS Malaya was a Queen Elizabeth class battleship of the British Royal Navy, built by Sir W. G. Armstrong Whitworth and Company at High Walker and launched in March 1915. She was named in honour of the Federated Malay States in British Malaya, whose government paid for her construction.

In World War I she served in Admiral Hugh Evan-Thomas's 5th Battle Squadron of the Grand Fleet. She took part in the Battle of Jutland, 31 May 1916, where she was hit eight times and took major damage and heavy crew casualties. A total of 65 men died, in the battle or later, of their injuries. Uniquely among the ships at the battle, HMS Malaya flew the red-white-black-yellow ensign of the Federated Malay States

1920 Mar 12. Back to Base

1920 Jun 2. Post to 8 RM for service in Ireland

1921 May 14 died 2 Royal marine artillery gunners abducted, shot dead and dumped in a local quarry

His father is William Parker of Mulquack Terrace, 285 Worsley Rd, Swinton, Manchester

British soldiers died in Ireland