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George PARKIN

Regimental number5199
Place of birthHull, Yorkshire, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGreengrocer
AddressThe Kyra, 30 Elizabeth Street, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23.3
Height5' 6"
Weight113 lbs
Next of kinFather, G Parkin, The Kyra, 30 Elizabeth Street, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Natal Senior Cadets; discharged on leaving Durban.
Enlistment date9 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 September 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Makarini on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 August 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date12 December 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Marama', 31 August 1916; discharged (medically unfit: arthritis, both knees), Sydney, 12 December 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 June 1923
Age at death31
Place of burialSt Thomas Cemetery (Section 46A Grave 7), Enfield, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, PARKIN George

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