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Pte. George Harold Parker

Australian Imperial Forces 33rd Btn. D Coy.

from:Armidale, New South Wales, Australia

George Parker was a 19 year old labourer from Saudon, Armidale NSW when he enlisted in the 11/13th Btn AIF in August 1915. He was discharged as medically unfit on the 13th of September 1915 due a medical problem with his knees and he re-enlisted on the 5th of January 1916 with the 33rd Btn, stating that his occupation as Miner and that had not previously served. Whilst training at Larkhill in England he was fined 1 days pay and given 14 days field punishment no 2 by Lt Coll Morshead, for being absent without leave from midnight 11th Nov 1916 to 5pm the following day. He proceeded to France with the Battlion and was admitted to hospital, sick on the 28th of Feb 1917 and rejoined the 33rd on the 3rd of March. On the 10th of July 1917 he was given 14 days No 2 field punishment for being absent from his billet without a pass after 9pm. He was admitted to hospital again having been wounded in the back on the 25th of July and rejoined the 33rd on the 6th of August.

On the 12th of Oct 1917 George was wounded in action in the left arm, right leg and left thigh and invalided to England where he was admitted to the 4th Northern General Hospital in Lincoln, he returned to Australia in March 1918 aboard HMAT Field Marshall and was discharged for medical unfitness. Whilst in hospital in Lincoln he was fined 2 days pay for being AWL from 5pm until 8pm on the 13th Jan 18 and "breaking into the hospital"

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