John William PARK

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PARK, John William

Service Number: 670
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Burray, Orkney, Scotland., date not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Telegraph Messager in UK/Labourer in Australia
Died: Died of wounds, Greece, 15 June 1915, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: East Mudros Military Cemetery
Grave I.D. 91. INSCRIPTION THEIR GLORY SHALL NOT BE BLOTTED OUT
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

18 Oct 1914: Involvement Corporal, SN 670, 2nd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
18 Oct 1914: Embarked Corporal, SN 670, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suffolk, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Stepson of of Barbara S Banks, 7 Iona St; Leith. Address: Smeaton House, Inveresk. Brought up in Mussleburgh. Enlisted in Kings Own Scottish Borderers at age 16. Saw Service in Egypt & Sudan. Walked 150 miles to enlist.

He is remembered on the Musselburgh War Memorial in  East Lothian

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He is also commemorated on the Burray War Memorial on Burray, one of the Orkney Islands in Scotland. It lies to the east of Scapa Flow.