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Trooper (later Sergeant) Robert Parkhill

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Robert Parkhill

Ancestor's date of birth: 1879

Ancestor's date of death: Detail not provided

Cause of Death: Natural Causes

Service Number: 1730

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Sydney, Aged 23yrs.

Unit: 3 Bn Australian Commonwealth Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: On enlistment

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): SGT, Date Effective: 04/01/1917

Murray Page: 182

Contingent: Second Australian

Ship: Manhattan, Date of Sailing: 01/04/1902

Memorial details: Brooklyn Cemetery

Decorations: King's South Africa Medal with 1902 clasp, 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Personal Characteristics: Born in Leichhardt NSW. Dedicated soldier. Height: 1.76 m Weight: 75 kg (1916)

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: Unit did not see service in South Africa

Service and life after the Boer War: Married Ethel. World War 1. First joined the 13 Bn AIF on 13 October 1914, was discharged 28 November 1914 at his wife's request. Re-joined 7 Bn on 7 August 1916. Wounded on 29 October 1917 in France. Returned to Australia on 5 July 1918 on the grounds of invalidity due to gas poisoning, suffered at Ypers. Afterwards Settled on an allotment granted by the Government.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Walter Keith Tuchin, Croydon NSW

Relationship to Ancestor: great nephew

 


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