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Richard PARKINSON

Regimental number3611
Place of birthLancashire, England
SchoolEndowed School, England
Age on arrival in Australia16
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o Carter & Co, Northam, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, John James Parkinson, North Greenbushes, Western Australia
Enlistment date2 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death21.10
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialRue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 9), Fleurbaix, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
153
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Ann PARKINSON, Parkerville, Western Australia. Native of Lancashire, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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