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George Gilbert PARKS

Regimental number4348
Place of birthUnley, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressBlack Forest, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Olivia Parks, Forrest Avenue, Black Forrest, South Australia
Previous military serviceSenior Cadets (1 year); 78th Infantry (still serving)
Enlistment date15 September 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 7 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Discharge date25 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 7 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France from 8th Training Bn, 5 April 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 7 April 1917.

Marched out to unit, 8 April 1917; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, in the field, 12 April 1917.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 4 October 1917.

Detached to 1st Anzac Gas School, 9 December 1917; rejoined unit, 18 December 1917.

On leave to the United Kingdom, 22 February 1918; rejoined unit, 12 March 1918.

Wounded in action and admitted to No 5 Australian Field Ambulance, 14 May 1918 (gassed, shell); transferred to No 20 Casualty Clearing Station, 14 May 1918; to No 41 Stationary Hospital, Pont Remy, 15 May 1918; now diagnosed with Gas, Mustard, 22 May 1918; discharged to unit, 21 July 1918; rejoined 32nd Bn, 22 July 1918.

Admitted to No 15 Australian Field Ambulance, 2 September 1918 (dysentery); transferred to No 12 Casualty Clearing Station, 3 September 1918 (not yet diagnosed); to No 41 Stationary Hospital, Pont Remy, 6 September 1918 (dysentery); to No 25 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 7 September 1918; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 19 September 1918 (diarrhoea); marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, 22 October 1918.

Marched out to unit, 28 October 1918; rejoined 32nd Bn, 30 October 1918.

Reverts to the rank of Private at own request, 21 November 1918.

On leave to England, 18 January 1919; rejoined unit, 22 February 1919.

Marched out of 8th Brigade Bn, 5 May 1919; marched into No 5 Group, Weymouth, England, 13 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Melbourne', 5 July 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 18 August 1919; discharged Adelaide, 25 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1926
SourcesNAA: B2455, PARKS George Gilbert

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