Army of India Medal 1848, clasp Bhurtpoor to Windsor Parker, a Brigade Major in the 10th Bengal Light Cavalry.

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Army of India Medal 1848, clasp Bhurtpoor to Windsor Parker, a Brigade Major in the 10th Bengal Light Cavalry. 

Born 1802 at Hardwicke Court, Gloucestershire. The son of William and Hanna Parker, Educated at Crypt Grammar School, Gloucester. Entered HEIC Army 1820 and served until 1838. On 17th June 1825 Captain Parker was transferred from the 6th Light Cavalry to form the two new Cavalry units (9th and 10th). Adjutant and Persian Interpreter to Lord Combermere 1826-27, On 3rd February 1829, Captain Parker was appointed Major of Brigade of the Malwa Field Force and directed to proceed from Allahabad to Mhow. 2nd September 1835 Captain W. Parker, Brigade Major of the Malwa Field Force appointed to District of Oudh. He was permitted leave to proceed to Europe on a Medical Certificate in 1837 and retired. He was made a J.P. and High Sheriff of Suffolk in 1854, and was a Member of Parliament between 1859-1880. He married 19th April 1830, Elizabeth Mary Duncan, daughter of General Alexander Duncan. On 5th May 1831 at Mhow in Malwa to the Lady of Captain Parker was born a son. One daughter Mabel Ellen married Lord Napier of Magdala in 1876. He died on 29th January 1892 at Clopton Hall, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.