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Geoffrey George PARKINSON

Regimental number31587
Date of birth23 March 1892
Place of birthUnley, South Australia
ReligionProtestant
OccupationClerk
Address26 Eaton Street, Malvern, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, F Parkinson, 26 Eaton Street, Malvern, South Australia
Enlistment date4 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Reinforcement 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1919
Discharge date14 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Melbourne, 23 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 17 February 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 23 July 1917.

Admitted to hospital, 20 October 1917 (pyrexia, unknown origin); transferred to 16th General Hospital, Le Treport, 9 November 1917. Transferred to England, 9 November 1917; admitted to 3rd Western General Hospital, Cardiff, 12 November 1917; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 14 December 1917; discharged to No. 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 31 December 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 27 March 1918; rejoined unit, 9 April 1918.

Attached to 8th Infantry Brigade as Clerk, 16 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Port Lyttleton', 10 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne for onward travel to Adelaide, 5 August 1919; discharged, 14 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death27 June 1974
Age at death82
Place of burialCatholic Cemetery, Willunga, South Australia

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