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Harold William PARLE

Regimental number3588
Date of birth--/07/1892
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address152 Raglan Street, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Parle, 152 Raglan Street, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 12 December 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF2 Rein
Promotion date: 13 August 1917


Unit: INF2
Promotion date: 1 April 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

'Work near Jeancourt on 13 September 1918.'
Recommendation date: 2 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 31 May 1919

Military Cross

'For marked agallantry and dash. On 13th September, 1918, sough of Jeancourt, during minor operations against an enemy trench, his platoon came under direct machine gun fire from all communication trenches at about 100 yards range. He worked forward under cover of communication trench to within 50 yards of the gun, and springing into the open, he shot the man on the gun with his revolver, where on the remainder of the crew surrendered. His platoon then moved forward, occupied and consoldiated the post.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
Date: 20 November 1919

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

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