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Albert Joseph PARKER

Regimental number4757
Place of birthBuckingham England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway porter
Addressc/o Miss Huthins, St Albans, Semaphore, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Parker, c/o James Parker, Gawcatt Hill Farm, Buckingham, Berkshire, England
Enlistment date12 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian General Hospital 3, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/67/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 15 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 2 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At the South West of BELLICOURT during 29th and 30th September 1918, these stretcher bearers [PARKER, 6618 E.E. CALF, 4462 F.C. SKILLER, 3209 A.A. McGOLDRICK, 6674 A.A. WALL, 518 E.J.S. WROTH, 4757 A.J.C. PARKER] displayed conspicuous bravery in carrying wounded across ground exposed to enemy observation and under heavy shell and machine gun fire. Each carry was across the Hindenburg System and owing to the rain making the ground slippery each trip took 3 hours to carry 1000 yards across wire, trenches etc. In spite of numerous casualties amongst the bearers, these men by their endurance, determination and example encouraged the other bearers and in an extraordinarily difficult situation, made the evacuation of wounded possible. Devotion to duty of these men is deserving of special reward.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Date of death2 January 1942
Age at death54
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia

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