Company Quartermaster Sergeant 632032
Eric William Parker Stamper
2/5th Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) attached to the 150th Company Labour Corps
Died at Stonebroom Vicarage on Thursday 7th November 1918 aged 27.
Eric enlisted at Derby and served with the 2/5th battalion Sherwood Foresters with the service number 2631. He was later transferred to the 160th company, Labour Corps where he served with the service number 632032 He died of pneumonia when on leave at home.
He is buried in the Holy Cross Churchyard in Morton.
Eric boarded at Weir View, Wyver Lane, Belper with Henry Brocklehurst and his family.
Eric was born on Monday 2nd March 1891 in New Mills, Derbyshire and was the son was the son of the Rev William Parker Stamper and Mary Potts Stamper, (nee Sidebottom) of Stonebroom Vicarage, Alfreton, Derbyshire.
He was one of five children born to William and Mary, his siblings were; Geoffrey Sidebottom Parker, Mary Whilemena Parker, Dorothy Jane Parker and Christopher Gregory Parker. In the 1901 census the family are living at The Vicargage at Youlgrave, Derbyshire. He attended St Cuthberts College between 1906 and 1907. By the 1911 census the family are living at Milton House, Chapel-en-le Frith, Derbyshire.
His brother Geoffrey Sidebottom Parker Stamper a second lieutenant in the Sherwood Foresters also fell.
Eric at 20 years of age and single left home and was a clerk in a cotton mill.
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