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Henry Parkes WESTON

Regimental number2688
Place of birthWaverton Bucks, England
SchoolIpswich State School, Queensland
Age on arrival in Australia8 months
AddressJames Street, Wooloowin, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, G Weston, James Street, Wooloowin, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 24 July 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Parkes spelt Parker
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death33
Place of burialWarloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row C, Grave 34), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George Osbourne and Mary Jane WESTON.

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