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Regimental number6780
Place of birthGlasgow Scotland
OccupationTailors cutter
AddressTasma, Mowbray Road, Chatswood, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinWife, Mrs A M Parker, Tasma, Mowbray Road, Chatswood, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Nicholson on 8 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 January 1918

Military Medal

' For bravery and devotion to dutyduring the operations of BROODSEINDE RIDGE east of YPRES on 4th Oct., 1917. Corporal PARKER was in charge of Company Carriers. He kept his command well together throughout and delivered his loads intact in every instance to Company Headquarters notwithstanding the fact that they had to pass through heavy enemy barrages. In some instances by making wide detours he was able to avoid certain shelled areas and thus minimise the risk of casualties. During the period of waiting for fresh orders, etc. he assisted his platoon in consolidation work. He set a splendid example of courage and initiative which instilled confidence in his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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