J. H. “Chummy” Parker played for Hampstead Town both before and after World War 1. He began his career with West Hampstead in 1907 and spent a season at Finchley. He made his debut for Hampstead Town in the first ever game at The Avenue Ground in Sept 1912 with his last appearance at end of the 1920/21 season.
A popular, hard-working and hard tackling right-half, he was selected to represent the Middlesex F.A.and received plaudits for his performance in the County’s 6-1 win over the Belgian Full International side in Brussels on Christmas Day 1910. Chummy was a builder by trade and with wartime experience in The Royal Engineers, he helped with much of the improvement work undertaken on The Avenue Ground during its short existence.
He was made an Honorary Life Member of the Club in 1922.