Memorial: M1680

Gravestone at St John the Baptist, Shenstone commemorating Admiral Sir William Parker d. 1866


Church of St John the Baptist, Shenstone, Staffordshire, England


‘Here resteth the body of William Parker, Admiral of the Fleet, Born 1st December 1781 / Died 13th November 1866 / “Looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life”’


Description: Slab on plinth with a cross in relief, the inscription on the edge.
Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Stone


Parker, William
Age: 85
Date of Death: 13/11/1866
Cause of Death: unknown
Rank / Occupation: Admiral of the Fleet
Organisation: Royal Navy


Notes: Died of bronchitis. The photograph also shows grave markers to other members of the Parker family. With the viewer facing the church, William Parker's grave is to the left of that of his wife. There are three stained glass windows in the church dedicated to Admiral Parker's memory.
Recorder: Dr Pieter van der Merwe 2019
Photographer: Louise Branch 2018

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