PARKER, Claude Charles Tasman

Service Number: 6802
Rank: Not known
Enlistment Unit: 12th Battalion
Transferred Unit: Not known or not applicable
Date of Enlistment: 28 April 1916
Enlistment Age: 33 years
Fate of person: Killed in action

Biographical Details

Claude was a past student of Launceston Church Grammar School, married and a motor driver when he enlisted in the 12th Battalion in April 1916. He embarked from Melbourne on HMTS Palermo arriving in Devonport, UK on 21 November. After a number of hospital visits for scabies, bronchitis and mumps Claude eventually proceeded to the Front in April 1917. Less than a fortnight later he was killed in action at the battle of Bullecourt on 5 May. He is buried at Villers-Bretonneux.

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