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Regimental number2674
Place of birthStrathalbyn South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressStrathalbyn, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, G Parker, Strathalbyn, South Australia
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class II)
Unit from Nominal RollDunster Force
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: "27 August 1916

Bar to Military Medal

Recommendation date: 1 October 1917"

FateReturned to Australia 1 April 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He got his company into the assembly position with great skill, and showed excellent leadership during the advance, capturing a machine gun and putting the crew out of action. His courage and coolness were largely responsible for the excellent work done by his company in the consolidation of the final objective, and in repulsing several enemy counter attacks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Military Medal

'Recommended for his splendid conduct from 5th to 10th August during operations north west of POZIERES. He was especially noticed on 9th August carrying water throughout the day to wounded men in exposed positions. He showed real skill and enterprise in handling his party of scouts, and his information was always most valuable.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Died as the result of an accident.
Date of death10 August 1921
Age at death31
Place of burialStrathalbyn Cemetery, South Australia

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