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Albert Thomas PARKER

Place of birthBurton On Trent England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPublic Accountant
AddressMethodist Parsonage, Church Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs Frances Whysall Parker, 246 Wetmore Road, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
Enlistment date21 April 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name60th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/77/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 30 September 1917

FateKilled in Action 25 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialThe Huts Cemetery (Plot XII, Row B, Grave No. 10), Dickebusch, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Francis and William PARKER. Native of Burton-on-Trent, England

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He rendered invaluable service in organizing parties and assisting the wounded under heavy shell fire. He also carried out a difficult reconnaissance of a new position.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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