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Alfred PARKER

Regimental number2032
Place of birthEastwood, Nottinghamshire, England
SchoolEastwood Church School, Nottinghamshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia26
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStationmaster
AddressGosnells, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 10"
Weight180 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Sarah Hannah Parker, Garrett Road, Bayswater, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Royal Marines Artillery; discharged.
Enlistment date3 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 March 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 10 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingamel, France
Age at death from cemetery records33.11
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. I), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
138
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Jane PARKER; husband of S.H. MILTON (formerly Parker), 78 South Street, Hyde Park, Doncaster, Yorks, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 10 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 2 December 1916, and marched in to 11th Training Bn.

Attended a Course of Instruction, Southern Command Bombing School, Lyndhurst, 12-24 February 1917; qualified as Instructor in bomb throwing.

Appointed Temporary Sergeant on being attached to Permanent Cadre, England, of 11th Training Bn.

Promoted Corporal, 24 January 1917.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 11 March 1917 (not yet diagnosed); marched in to 11th Training Bn from hospital, 30 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 1 October 1917, and reverted to rank of Corporal; taken on strength, 44th Bn, in the field, 7 October 1917.

Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 4 November 1917.

Admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 9 January 1918 (scabies), and transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station; discharged to duty, 12 January 1918, and rejoined Bn, in the field.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PARKER Alfred
Red Cross File No 2090111E

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