Thomas Picton PARKER

PARKER, Thomas Picton

Service Number: 951
Enlisted: 20 August 1914
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Inglewood, Victoria, Australia, April 1890
Home Town: Inglewood, Loddon, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Driver
Died: 1946, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Inglewood War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 951, 7th Infantry Battalion
19 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 951, 7th Infantry Battalion
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 951, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
16 Apr 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 7th Infantry Battalion
25 Apr 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 951, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, GSW to left shoulder. Evacuated to England and RTA 7 November 1915.
14 Mar 1916: Discharged AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 951, 7th Infantry Battalion, Medically unfit (left shoulder).

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Brother of L Cpl 950 George Frederick Parker (KIA at Pozieres 25 July 1916).

From the Inglewood Advertiser, Tuesday 30 November 1915 page 2 article:

"Tidings of Soldiers.

Mrs. Parker, of Southey street, has been informed by the Defence Department that her son, Lance-corporal T. P. Parker, of the 7th Battalion, left England for Australia on November 7th, and will arrive in Melbourne about the 20th December.

Writing from Weymouth (England) Lance-corporal Parker states:—"I was booked for the last batch that left for Australia, but I was out on furlough and they did not send me word from our office in London, so I missed it, but I shall be on the next one that goes. It may be three or four weeks before it goes, and I may not get home for Christmas, but I shall be home some time."

Writing of his injury, he states that the movement in his shoulder is practically gone. He thought he would have got more movements in it, but it is just about the same."