Charles Alexander PARKER

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PARKER, Charles Alexander

Service Number: 1579
Enlisted: 9 December 1914, 3rd Reinforcements
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Adelaide, 17 April 1890
Home Town: Glanville, South Australia
Schooling: Marist Brothers Catholic College, Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action - Celtic Wood Raid, Celtic Wood, Broodseinde, Belgium, 8 October 1917, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Hooge Crater Cemetery
Plot XIV, Row F, Grave No. 4
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

9 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1579, 10th Infantry Battalion, 3rd Reinforcements
19 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1579, 10th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Runic embarkation_ship_number: A54 public_note: ''
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 10th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
11 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1579, 10th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second)
30 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1579, 10th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
8 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1579, 10th Infantry Battalion, Raid on Celtic Wood

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Biography contributed by Steve Larkins

Celtic Wood Raider

Charles Parker joined the Battalion at ANZAC with the 3rd reinforcements in early May and served through until the evacuation in December (the 10th Battalion by which stage was resting on Lemnos Island).  After returning to Egypt Charles Parker fell ill and did not rejoin the Battalion until April 1917.