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Henry William PARKER

Regimental number278
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
SchoolState School, Brunswick, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationElectrical engineer
Address35 Park Street, Glenferrie, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 7.5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinHarry William Parker, 35 Park Street, Glenferrie, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years 2 months in the 56th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces (Compulsory Military Training scheme).
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentRichmond, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name6th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 8 May 1915
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsHelles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
48
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Clara PARKER, 19 Henrietta Street, Hawthorn, Victoria. Native of Brunswick, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousins: 2 killed
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Killed in action, 8 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PARKER Henry William

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