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William Charles PARKER

Regimental number1714
Place of birthGawler, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPort Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32.5
Height5' 7.75"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elizabeth Parker, Two Mile Crossing, Port Pirie, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 March 1916
Place of enlistmentPort Pirie, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name48th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/65/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Place of burialBedford House Cemetery (Plot XIVC, Row B, Grave No. 20), Enclosure No. 4, Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria, 6 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 June 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 September 1916; taken on strength, 48th Bn, in the field, 21 September 1916.

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 11 December 1916 (scabies); discharged to duty, 16 December 1916; rejoined unit, in the field, 17 December 1916.

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 19 December 1916 (scabies); transferred to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 28 December 1916; transferred to Corps Rest Station, 21 January 1917; transferred to 5th Division Rest Station, 9 February 1917; to 45th Casualty Clearing Station, 14 February 1917 (chilblains); to Ambulance Train, 16 February 1917, and admitted to 10th General Hospital, Rouen, 17 February 1917 (trench feet; transferred to 6th Convalescent Depot, 1 April 1917; discharged to Base Depot, Etaples, 1 April 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 19 April 1917.

Killed in action, Belgium, 12 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PARKER William Charles

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