|Evening Telegraph, Wednesday, 1st April 1942, transcribed by John Collins.
Rushden Soldier Missing
On Tuesday, two years and two days after her son Lance-Corporal Bernard Edward Parker, had joined the Army, Mrs. A. Parker, of 37, Westfield-avenue, Rushden, received official intimation that he had been posted as “missing” after the capitulation of Singapore. Lance-Corporal Parker, who was in the Royal Norfolk Regiment, had often played football for Rushden Town F.C., was formerly a member of the Rushden Adult School F.C., and was also a keen cricketer. Aged 24, he worked for some years for Messrs. C. K. Woods, boot manufacturers, attended St. Mary’s Church, and was a member of the Windmill Club. He is an old boy of the South End School.
There are two other sons, Pte. Frank Albert Parker, of the Beds. and Herts. Regiment, and Mr Jack Parker, who joins the Royal Tank Corps on May 14.