Parker, Francis Lindsay (No. S/15590)

Parker, Francis Lindsay

Private

No. PS/3266, Royal Fusiliers, transferred to

No. S/15590, 1st Garrison Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders

Killed in action on Tuesday 25 September 1917 (aged 38)

Buried:

Lahana Military Cemetery, Greece (Grave III C 33)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Campbell College Belfast

BIOGRAPHY

Francis Lindsay Parker was born on 12 May 1879 in Barnsley, Yorkshire and he was a son of Colonel Francis Parker and Jane Hayes Parker.

In the 1880s, when Francis Lindsay Parker was a pupil at Campbell College Belfast his parents lived in Tudor Park, Holywood.

At the time of the 1901 census Francis Lindsay Parker was in the Army and he and his widowed mother were visiting the Lindsay family in Derryboye, Crossgar.

Francis Lindsay Parker and Alice Maude Cornish were married in Westhampnett, Sussex in 1909.

During the Great War, Private Francis Lindsay Parker served with the Seaforth Highlanders, and before that with the Royal Fusiliers (No. 3266).

Private Francis Lindsay Parker was 38 when he was killed in action at Salonika on 25 September 1917 and he was buried in Lahana Military Cemetery, Greece.  There is an inscription on his CWGC headstone:

LIFE’S CROWN WELL WON

His widow, Alice Maude Parker, lived at 91 Woodstock Road, Oxford.