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John PARKER

Regimental number914
Place of birthCollingwood Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationEngine driver
Address55 Regent Street, Elsternwick, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinSister, Miss Rose Annie Parker, 55 Regent Street, Elsternwick, Victoria
Enlistment date17 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 30 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At MORLANCOURT on night 28/29th July 1918. He displayed conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. This Corporal is Sanitary N.C.O. and attends to burials of all members of this Battalion killed in action. On the night of the above mentioned he volunteered and went forward into NO MAN'S LAND under very heavy enemy Machine Gun and artillery fire and searched all night for our dead and wounded and was the means of bringing in a number of wounded men from the shell swept zone. He worked continuously throughout the night and all day of 29th July and again on 30th July in the performance of this duty. This N.C.O. is old and has been with the Unit since its inception and has at all times rendered excellent and self sacrificing services.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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