Sydney Ernest PARKES

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PARKES, Sydney Ernest

Service Number: 188
Enlisted: 10 September 1914, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 6th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Straffordshire, England, 1879
Home Town: Waitara, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales
Schooling: Balmain Superior School
Occupation: Wool classer/Chemist
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 24 May 1915
Cemetery: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

10 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 188, Sydney, New South Wales
21 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 188, 6th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 188, 6th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Suevic, Sydney
24 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 188, 6th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

Sid.

Harold Begg Cashman's wife Eve writes in My Recollections..

When the Great War commenced in 1914 my uncle Sid, who fought in the Boer War, enlisted in the 6th Light Horse regiment.

Uncle Sid use to come and see us and called Miriam and I his two wives. When he was leaving the house Miriam and I would sit at the window and he would say.."Watch me run like 14 devils down the track and through the bush".

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