Adrian Wesley PARKES

PARKES, Adrian Wesley

Service Number: 5486
Enlisted: 1 September 1915, Holsworthy, New South Wales
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 1st Light Trench Mortar Battery
Born: Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia, 7 July 1893
Home Town: Leichhardt, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Accountant
Died: Killed In Action, Belgium, 15 July 1917, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Menin Road South Military Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Leichhardt War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

1 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 5486, Holsworthy, New South Wales
11 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, 5486, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, 5486, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, HMAT Nestor, Melbourne
25 Nov 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column
15 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 1st Light Trench Mortar Battery, Warneton

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Parkes, of Mary St., Leichhardt. Sydney, New South Wales.

Mr. Joseph Parkes, of Etruria House, Mary street Leichhardt has been advised that his son, Lieut A. W. Parkes, has been killed in France. Lieut. Parkes left Sydney in October, 1915,  with the Field Artillery, and received a commission on the field in France some months ago. He was an official of the E.S. and A. Bank, Ltd., and was attached to the Moss Vale branch at the time of his enlistment.