Edward Neil Parker
From Our Contribution
On 28 Apr 1941 Edward commenced with the Western Australian government Railways as a Junior Clerk in Perth on 35% of the adult wage. By the time he enlisted in the RAAF on 2 Oct 1943 he was being paid 70% of a normal adult wage. His WAGR records speak of his servicing in both the RAAF and the 2nd AIF. Resuming from Military Leave on 12 Sep 1946 he was again employed as a clerk until he resigned on 12 Sep 1947.
Served in the RAAF from 9 Oct 1943 until 23 Apr 1945 with the rank of Flight Sergeant (?). From 4 Jun 1945 until 12 Sep 1946 he then served in the AIF as a Private in the 18th Advanced Ordnance Depot.
During 1956 Edward married Rosebud Mary Lester locally. Five children.
Electoral Roll entries: 1949 at Raeburn road, Roleystone; 1958 Peet road, Roleystone, orchardist; 1963 at 217 Albany highway, Victoria Park, newsagent; 1972 - 1977 at 61 Mackie street, Victoria park, newsagent; 1980 at 105 Berwick street, newsagent