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Vision Express - Private Parker

Type of Shop > We Will Remember Them

Vision Express - Private Parker

During World War One, this shop was a butcher’s run by William Parker.

Private Ralph Jonas Parker was the youngest of William’s seven children. He went out to France in August 1918 and was killed in action there on October 23rd 1918, at the Battle of the Selle. Ralph was 18 years and 8 months old and is buried in France.

Image © Celia Barker

Extracted from "Lest we forget... The men on the Wells War Memorial who died in the Great War" by Sue Curragh and Pete Trueman - available for purchase

Shop in THE CITY OF WELLS • MENDIP HILLS • SOMERSET LEVELS