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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Parker, William John
Enlisted April 5, 1916 with 111st South Waterloo Battalion and transferred to 10th Battalion
Born in Fergus Dec. 21, 1893 educated at Preston School and at Galt Collegiate Institute.
He was in England from October 1916 to May 1917 studying to be a signaler. He went to France
in May and was in action until he was killed August 15, 1917 at Hill 70. As he was going back
to the communication trench he was hit in the neck and side by shrapnel and the wound proved
His next of kin is Margaret A.Parker, Preston, Ontario.
In two days' fighting previous to his death he kept up communications so well during the hard
fighting that his superior officer recommended him for bravery.
Thomas Wilbur Parker, Duke St., Preston, Ontario