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Charles Owen Parkin

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Charles Owen Parkin
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 15 Feb 1916
Place of Birth Fremantle, Western Australia
Death 30 Sep 1965, aged 49
Place of Death Hollywood Repatriation Hospital, Western Australia
Description 6'1" (1.m) tall ; 155lbs
70.307 kg
; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; fair hair
Occupation Orchard worker
Religion Church of England
Address Holden road, Roleystone, Western Australia
Next of Kin Mother , Mrs M V Parkin
Military Information
Reg Number WX2844 & 249807
Date of Enlistment 20 may 1940
Rank Corporal
Unit/Formation 2nd/3rd Australian Machine Gun Battalion, D Company
Date of Embarkation 20 May 1940
Date of Return ‒ 18 Oct 1945
Medals 1939-45 Star
Pacific Star
War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45



Pre War

Joined the CMF for 3 years on 7 Nov 1937 with Army No. 249807 and was posted to the HQ Squadron of the 10th Light Horse Regiment.

War Service

On 1 Nov 1939 Charles was promoted Lance Corporal in the 10th Light Horse, and on 2 Feb 1940 promoted Corporal. He was discharged from the 10th Light Horse on 20 May 1940 in order to enlist in the 2nd AIF, where he was initially allocated to the 2/2 Machine Gun Battalion on 10 Jun 1940. From 12 - 18 Aug 1940 he participated in a Driver/Mechanics course at the Northam camp, before boarding a train for Adelaide on 29 Oct 1940, arriving there two days later, and being transferred to the 2nd/3rd Machine Gun Battalion. Granted pre-embarkation leave from 25 Mar till 3 Apr 1941, he caught a train from Adelaide to Perth where he was to later embark with his parent unit which had embarked in Sydney.

On 16 Apr 1941 as part of Convoy US 10, Charles embarked on the [[ ]]


Discharged on 18 Dec 1945.

Post War

In 1974 his widow Molly applied for a War Service Home.

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