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WALTER HENRY PARKINSON

PARKINSON, WALTER HENRY

RANK:   SERGEANT        SERIAL NO:  10/2270                         

UNIT:    2nd BATTALION WELLINGTON INFANTRY REGIMENT 

BORN:       27/04/1893    

DIED:     09/06/1917        KILLED IN ACTION
              
PLACE:    IN THE FIELD, MESSINES, BELGIUM    

SINGLE:              RELIGION:   C of E

WIFE:    
    
PARENTS:   William and Amelia PARKINSON, TIKOKINO

SIBLINGS:   
    
NEXT OF KIN:   Mrs W. PARKINSON (mother), TIKOKINO 

OCCUPATION:  FENCER

EMPLOYER:   S. HOWARD

LAST NZ ADDRESS:  TIKOKINO

HEIGHT:   5’ 4½”        WEIGHT:    119lb        CHEST:   32”

COMP:   MEDIUM        EYES:   BROWN        HAIR:   BROWN
    
EDUCATION:    4th EDUCATIONAL STANDARD

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:   MESSINES RIDGE N.Z. MEMORIAL, BELGIUM

ENLISTED:       TRENTHAM            DATE:   15/02/1915  

MAIN BODY:                   REINFORCEMENT: 5th      

MILITARY RECORD:
15/02/1915.  JOINED WELLINGTON INFANTRY BRIGADE ‘B’ COY 
5th REINFORCEMENT, TRENTHAM.
12/06/1915.  DEPARTED WELLINGTON HMNZT 24 ‘MAUNGANUI’ FOR SUEZ.
11/08/1915.  JOINED WELLINGTON INFANTRY BATTALION AT DARDANELLES.
28/10/1915.  ADMITTED KING GEORGE HOSPITAL.
29/11/1915.  DISCHARGED KING GEORGE HOSPITAL, ADMITTED ISLEWORTH
        AUXILLARY HOSPITAL. 
14/01/1916.  DISCHARGED TO FURLOUGH.
31/01/1916.  ARRIVED AT BASE DEPOT (HORNCHURCH).
01/03/1916.  RETURNED TO ACTIVE SERVICE FROM BASE DEPOT,
        HORNCHURCH.
15/03/1916.  ATTACHED 2nd BATTALION WELLINGTON INFANTRY REGIMENT.
17/09/1916.  APPOINTED TEMPORARY CORPORAL.
01/10/1916.  PROMOTED SERGEANT.
09/06/1917.   KILLED IN ACTION, IN THE FIELD, MESSINES, 
        BELGIUM.

 

                                              
AWARDED:    
BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.
1914-15 STAR.