Spencer PARKES


PARKES, Spencer

Service Number: 2220
Enlisted: 8 March 1916
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 45th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
Born: Hanley, Staffordshire, England, December 1875
Home Town: Wentworthville, Holroyd, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Builder
Died: Hit by shell, Belgium, 1st Passchendaele - Passchendaele ridge, France, 13 October 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Blacktown, NSW (RSL) World War 1 Soldiers Memorial, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

8 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2220, 25th Infantry Battalion
22 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2220, 45th Infantry Battalion (WW1), Third Ypres
22 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2220, 45th Infantry Battalion (WW1), HMAT Wiltshire, Sydney
7 Feb 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 45th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
13 Oct 1917: Involvement Corporal, SN 2220, 45th Infantry Battalion (WW1), Third Ypres

Spencer Parkes

Before enlistment Spencer Parkes Lived in Wentworth N.S.W but had been born in Hanley, Staffordshire, England.

Spencer Parkes' wife was Alice Maude Parkes who lived in Wentworth and together they had three children.

Spencer Parkes was 39 when he enlisted at Blacktown on 08 Mar 1916. He embarked on 22 Aug 1916 aboard HMAT Wiltshire from Sydney, and served with the 45th Infantry Battalion on the Western front.

It is believed that Spencer Parkes is a brother of Sgt. Sidney Parkes.

Corporal Parkes is remembered at the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres Belgium, the Blacktown soldier Memorial, Riverstone Public School Roll of Honour, Wentworth Memorial Park Honour Roll and the Wentworthville School of Arts Roll of Honour.

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