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Lifton Villiers PARKES

Regimental number172
Date of birth31 December 1898
Place of birthMt Gambier, South Australia
SchoolUnley Public School, Unley High School, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationOrchardist
AddressWaikerie, River Murray, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, James Alfred Parkes, Waikerie, River Murray, South Australia
Enlistment date18 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name27th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 June 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front (accidentally wounded by bomb explosion; wounded again, Dernacourt, 8 April 1918).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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