PARKER, James Frankland

Rank: 
Private
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Border Regiment
Service: 
Army
Service numbers: 
3603237
Died : 
Friday, May 14, 1943
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Age: 
23

Private James Parker was mortally wounded by a premature explosion of a no. 68 grenade on field firing exercise at Cheverton Down, nr Ventnor on the Isle of Wight.                         

Captain John Peebles M.C., Private Parker, Rfn Tommy Pollockand 2 other ORs, were admitted to Parkhurst Military Hospital, Newport, as a result of this accident.  Captain Peebles MC died of his injuries on the 11th June, almost 4 weeks after the death of Private Parker.

Sources
CWGC
5 Cdo War Diary 14th May 1943 ref WO218/53 (National Archives).
5 Cdo War Diary for June 1943 and CVA Forum message 3108.
Archive entry for Captain Peebles MC [view entry]
 
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