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William Parker

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Hi Guys,
I'm back again. This time a bit more recent. I'm looking for more information about my uncle Bill "William Parker" Born Bradford 1918 I believe. He served in the Second World War, North Africa I believe with the Royal Artillery or maybe even the Desert Rats. His wife was called Dolly but unsure of her actual name or when they married. I don't believe they had children. I was told he had a Pub in Bradford and I dug up some info that may be him as Landlord of the Barrack Tavern and possibly an Off License. He may have also worked on the Railway. I never met him and believe he died in 1977. Oh and Mother Catherine Higgins, Father John Charles Parker of Rhine Street.
Any help would be gratefully received.

Steve
 

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Name: William Parker
1918
Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
District: Bradford
County: West Yorkshire
Mother's Maiden Name: Higgins
Volume Number: 9b
Page Number: 140
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Name: William Parker
Birth Date: 24 Jan 1918
Birth Place: Bradford
Document Year: 1916
Relationship to Soldier: Child
Form Title: Descriptive Report Enlistment
Other Records:
Family Members:
Name Relation to Soldier
John Charles Parker Self (Head) Father. Corps - 3rd East Yorkshires. (Occ. Woolcomber).
Catherine Higgins Spouse/Mother.
Maurice Parker Child. b.20 July 1914. Bradford.
William Parker Child

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William Parker
Death Age: 59
Birth Date: 24 Jan 1918
Registration Date: Oct 1977
Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
District: Bradford
County: West Yorkshire
Volume: 4
Page: 0538
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Possible marriage.?!

Name: William Parker
Registration Date: Oct 1940
[Nov 1940]
[Dec 1940]
Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
Registration district: Leeds
Inferred County: Yorkshire West Riding
Spouse: Dorothy Evans.......(Dolly).?
Volume Number: 9b
Page Number: 852


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Name: William Parker
1918
Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
District: Bradford
County: West Yorkshire
Mother's Maiden Name: Higgins
Volume Number: 9b
Page Number: 140
--------------------------------------
Name: William Parker
Birth Date: 24 Jan 1918
Birth Place: Bradford
Document Year: 1916
Relationship to Soldier: Child
Form Title: Descriptive Report Enlistment
Other Records:
Family Members:
Name Relation to Soldier
John Charles Parker Self (Head) Father. Corps - 3rd East Yorkshires. (Occ. Woolcomber).
Catherine Higgins Spouse/Mother.
Maurice Parker Child. b.20 July 1914. Bradford.
William Parker Child

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William Parker
Death Age: 59
Birth Date: 24 Jan 1918
Registration Date: Oct 1977
Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
District: Bradford
County: West Yorkshire
Volume: 4
Page: 0538
-----------------------------------------
Possible marriage.?!

Name: William Parker
Registration Date: Oct 1940
[Nov 1940]
[Dec 1940]
Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
Registration district: Leeds
Inferred County: Yorkshire West Riding
Spouse: Dorothy Evans.......(Dolly).?
Volume Number: 9b
Page Number: 852


Steve. :)
Thanks for that. For some reason he has been the hardest to find info on. I found what might be him regarding pub license but the document was difficult to read. Appreciate you help.

Steve
 

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Hi,
I don't know if he died before his wife or after. I seem to have he'd been a railway worker maybe from a census. Family hearsay says he had a Pub.
 

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1939 England and Wales Register

William Parker
Marital status: Single
Birth - 24 Jan 1918
Address: 8 Rhine Street
Residence Place: Bradford, Yorkshire.
Occupation: Railway Engine Coal Man (Heavy Worker)
Line Number: 12
Sched. Number: 191
Sub Sched. Number: 3
Enum. District: KBRS
Borough: Bradford
Reg. district: 498/4
Father: John C Parker
Mother: Catherine Parker
Household Members:

John C Parker. Corpration Watchman. b.13 feb 1892.
Catherine Parker. House duties. b.23 feb 1891.
William Parker
John Parker. b,11 Jan 1935.
 

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It's a shame they never had a bunch of children, as their births would have filled in some information of what he did for his occupation etc. through the years between his marriage and eventual death.
This is similar to the years between the UK census from 1841 to 1911 and 1939 register. Large gaps that everyone tries to fill with info. Over the years there's always bits and bobs that pop up from unexpected sources.
Just a thought, have looked through, or able to scan through local newspapers, online or the Library.

Steve.:)
 

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