Peter Joseph Parker

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Personal Information
Date of Birth unknown
Place of Birth West Norwood, Surrey, England
Death 21 Oct 1982, aged 91
Place of Death Mt Pleasant, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 24 years, 6 months
Description 5'10" (1.78m) tall; weight 122 lbs (55.3 kg) ; light complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.
Occupation handicraft teacher
Religion Congregational
Address Roleystone, via Kelmscott, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father Mr Joseph Edward Parker, changed to Wife Rita Evelyn Lyle Parker
Military Information
Reg Number W4301
Date of Enlistment 13 Mar 1916 - 31 Jul 1917
Rank Private
Unit/Formation No 8 Australian General Hospital; Australian Medical Corps
Date of Embarkation Did not leave Australia


Pre War

Married Rita Evelyn Lyle Tate in Subiaco during 1916. Rita died 21 Feb 1978 at Mt Pleasant

War Service

In the second week of his training, Peter was allocated to the Australian Medical Corps. Spent 8 - 20 Mar 1917 in No 8 Australian General Hospital in Fremantle with tonsillitis.

In June 1916 began to suffer from nervous headaches and backaches. Did not report sick until June 1917 when he was found to have a dilated, irritable heart.

Was AWOL from 4pm 26 Jul 1917 to 7am 27 Jul 1917, for which he forfeited a day's pay and was fined 10 shillings. Discharged 31 Jul 1917 due to ill health.

Based at Blackboy Hill camp 13 Mar 1916 to 16 Jun 1916; Claremont 16 Jun 1916 to 18 Oct 1916; Blackboy Hill 18 Oct to 26 Jan 1917; and No 8 AGH Fremantle from 26 Jan 1917 to 31 Jul 1917.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries - 1916 a teacher at 70 Jersey street, Jolimont; 1925 at 125 Hare street Kalgoorlie (teacher); 1931 - 1972 at 121 Rosalie street Subiaco (teacher); 1977 retired with Rita at 61a Henley road Ardross

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