Distinguished Conduct Medal, V.R. ‘5325. C ... arker . 1st. Scots Gds. ... 1885.’; Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, dated reverse, 3 clasps, Tel-El-Kebir, The Nile 1884-85, Abu Klea ‘5325. Pte. W. Parker. 1/Scots ...’; Khedive’s Star 1884-6, reverse impressed ‘5325 S. Gds.’
D.C.M. submitted to the Queen 25 August 1885 (Army Order 109 of 1885).
The Distinguished Conduct Medal was bestowed upon Parker by H.M. Queen Victoria at Windsor on 25 November 1885. Details of this and His Citation, was published in the London Evening Standard - 26 November 1885;
‘Lance-Sergeant Parker, 1st Battalion Scots Guards, was shot through the chest shortly after leaving the zeriba on the 17th January. He was attended to by the doctor, but at once fell into the ranks again, refusing to get into the cacolet until compelled to do so by weakness and loss of blood.’
Condition; heavy pitting and edge bruising, worn, therefore fair but a super award for a famous Victorian Battle. The majority of DCM’s of the Victorian period had no published citation.