Medway Council are trying to trace the family and friends of a Galway man who died in Kent in July.
The deceased died on July 22 of this year, and Medway Bereavement Services are searching for anyone who may of knew him back home as there are no known direct relatives in England.
Paul Edwards, Bereavement and Registration Services Manager, told the Irish World that there were few known details about Mr Parker’s life.
He states that the information they have so far is that he was born in Galway February 8 1935, and was probably educated by monks in a Catholic school. He moved to London when he was about 18, and was unlikely to have married or had children.
Much of his life over here is a blank, but he is known to have moved around the streets of Willesden, seeking help from various churches across the capital.
“We know that he loved Maltesers, bananas and Guinness,” Mr Edwards said.
“So far we’ve put the funeral on hold in case someone who knew him will come forward. It’s nicer when that happens as is much more fitting to be laid properly by people who may be able to share stories of his childhood, rather than going to an unmarked grave.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Mr Paul Edwards at Medway Bereavement Services via 0044 163 433 7744.