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WWI WAR MEDAL TO PTE. D. PARKES, 15-BN. A.I.F. (K.I.A. AT QUINN'S POST, GALLIPOLI)

** NEW ** WWI War Medal to 774 Pte. D. Parkes, 15-Bn., A.I.F.
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Description

David Parkes was born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, the son of Margaret Brown (formerly Parkes), of 'Ceramic', Cambridge St., West End, Brisbane, and the late William Parkes. Enlisting with the 15th Battalion, A.I.F. on 22 Sep 1914, the following is recorded in official records by a Bugler W.J. Miller of 22nd Bn. A.I.F: "Informant saw Parkes as being on Walker's Ridge with the Machine Gun Section. He was all right then. Informant remembers the way he spelt his name. He said that he was a very good boxer and would be known by that." "Lieutenant L. Robinson went out in charge of a platoon of men on a night early in May 1915 at Quinn's Post. Parkes was in this (No.10) Platoon. Only 3 men returned. These were Cpl. L.F. Cousins, Pte. Milford and Pte. Smith. Cousins and Milford are at the Front in France and can provide further information. The party was believed to have been sent out in a trap by a German officer who got into the Australian trenches."

Parkes was Killed In Action on 9 May 1915 and is commemorated at Lone Pine Memorial. His personal effects of emu feathers, post cards, two booklets and an armlet were sent home to his mother, as David had no father or wife.

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