James Henry PARK

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PARK, James Henry

Service Number: 3061
Enlisted: 19 July 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Burnside, 24 August 1895
Home Town: Macclesfield, South Australia, Mount Barker, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Mouquet Farm, France, 30 August 1916, aged 21 years
Cemetery: AIF Burial Ground, Grass Lane, Flers
AIF Burial Ground, Flers, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Macclesfield ANZAC Memorial Gardens, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

19 Jul 1915: Enlisted
14 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3061, 16th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
14 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3061, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide

RSL Macclesfield

James Henry Park enlisted in the AIF on the 19th July 1915. He was a 19 year old laborer working for the Cooperative Minerals Waters Company standing just 5 feet 2 inches tall and had already been rejected once due to his stature. Nevertheless, Jim tried again and was accepted and joined the 10th Reinforcements 16th Infantry Battalion and allocated Service Number 3061. Undoubtedly his 3 years as a Senior Cadet in the 74th swayed the enlistment officer. Arriving in Gallipoli in November 1915, he was disembarked back to Egypt 6 weeks later in time for New Years 1915, spending 6 months before traveling to France in June of 1916. A little over 2 months later, Private James Park was wounded in action on the 30th August 1916; this was later posted as wounded and missing. For 8 months his family held hope that he had survived, but in April of 1917 confirmation that Jim had been killed in action at a place called Bapaume near Mouquet Farm was sent to his father Mr. Andrew Park of Macclesfield. His remains were later found and exhumed in 1925 and laid to rest at Flers some 3 miles away.




THE LATE PRIVATE J.H. PARK
News has been received by Mr. A. Park, of Macclesfield, that his sone, Private Jaems Henry Park, who was previously reported missing, was killing in action in France on August30. Private Park, who was 22 years of age, enlisted for the front in September. He had been continuooulsily in the firing line until his death. This is the scond sone of the same family killed in the war. Private Park was held in high esteem by his fellow- workmen, and at the time of his enlistment was employed by the Co-Operative Mineral Waters Company

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RSL Macclesfield

James Henry Park enlisted in the AIF on the 19th July 1915. He was a 19 year old laborer working for the Cooperative Minerals Waters Company standing just 5 feet 2 inches tall and had already been rejected once due to his stature. Nevertheless, Jim tried again and was accepted and joined the 10th Reinforcements 16th Infantry Battalion and allocated Service Number 3061. Undoubtedly his 3 years as a Senior Cadet in the 74th swayed the enlistment officer. Arriving in Gallipoli in November 1915, he was disembarked back to Egypt 6 weeks later in time for New Years 1915, spending 6 months before traveling to France in June of 1916. A little over 2 months later, Private James Park was wounded in action on the 30th August 1916; this was later posted as wounded and missing. For 8 months his family held hope that he had survived, but in April of 1917 confirmation that Jim had been killed in action at a place called Bapaume near Mouquet Farm was sent to his father Mr. Andrew Park of Macclesfield. His remains were later found and exhumed in 1925 and laid to rest at Flers some 3 miles away.




THE LATE PRIVATE J.H. PARK
News has been received by Mr. A. Park, of Macclesfield, that his sone, Private Jaems Henry Park, who was previously reported missing, was killing in action in France on August30. Private Park, who was 22 years of age, enlisted for the front in September. He had been continuooulsily in the firing line until his death. This is the scond sone of the same family killed in the war. Private Park was held in high esteem by his fellow- workmen, and at the time of his enlistment was employed by the Co-Operative Mineral Waters Company

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