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Charles Kingsley PARKINSON

Date of birth8 February 1891
Place of birthTamworth New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressSydney Hospital, Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Henry Parkinson, 'Keera', Palace Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date31 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
Promotions

Captain


Unit: MED MO INF1
Promotion date: 12 June 1915

Major


Unit: MED Staff 5 Div
Promotion date: 20 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 5 September 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He brought several wounded stretcher bearers into the dressing station under very heavy fire, thereby undoubtedly saving many lives. He set a splendid example of courage and determination throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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