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Randle Guy PARKES

Regimental number1606
Date of birth--/02/1889
Place of birthChester England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHardware assistant
Address36 Eton Road, Chester, Cheshire, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Louise Parkes, 36 Paton Road, Chester, Cheshire, England
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT RMS Moldavia on 2 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: ART Div 4
Promotion date: 27 March 1916


Unit: ART Div 4
Promotion date: 1 October 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 11 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Together with two officers, he succeeded in extinguishing a serious fire which had broken out in an ammunition dump close to his battery position, thus preventing the destruction of ammunition and probably also of the guns. They carried out the work admist exploding ammunition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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