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Thomas Charles PARKS

Regimental number418
Place of birthBurra, South Australia
AddressKooringa, Burra, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M.J. Parks, Kooringa, Burra, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 February 1915
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 August 1915
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Rose PARKS
Discharge date28 April 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt.

Admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Helioplis, 12 July 1915 (rheumatism); transferred to unnamed hospital, 15 July 1915.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Eurpides', 29 August 1915; disembarked Melbourne, 1 October 1915; discharged Adelaide, (medically unfit: rheumatism), 28 April 1916.

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

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death11 June 1936
Age at death41
Place of burialCheltenham Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, PARKS Thomas Charles

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