Charles Owen Parkin
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|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|
6'1" (1.m) tall ; 155lbs|
70.307 kg; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; fair hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Holden road, Roleystone, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Mother , Mrs M V Parkin|
|Reg Number||WX2844 & 249807|
|Date of Enlistment||20 may 1940|
|Unit/Formation||2nd/3rd Australian Machine Gun Battalion, D Company|
|Date of Embarkation||20 May 1940|
|Date of Return||‒ 18 Oct 1945|
1939-45 Star |
War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45
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.
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.
In 1974 his widow Molly applied for a War Service Home.
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