Parker, John Edward: Service no. 195573

Digitized Service Records

Source: Great-Uncle to 18th Battalion Facebook Group member Deryck N. Robertson.

Summary of Service for Private John Edward Parker, reg. no. 195573

Date Event Remarks
August 10, 1889 Born Born at Theusay [sic], Lincoln, England
January 24, 1916 Enlists with 93rd Battalion, C.E.F. Enlists in Peterborough, Ontario showing is place of residence as Hastings, Ontario.
January to July 1916 Serves and trains with 93rd Battalion.
March 14, 1916 Anti-Typhoid Inoculation
March 27, 1916 Anti-Typhoid Inoculation
May 10, 1916 Vaccinated
May 18, 1916 Completed Form Particulars of Family of an Officer or Man Enlisted in the C.E.F. shows Private Parker has life insurance in the amount of $1,000 with Manufacturer’s Life.
July 1, 1916 Assigns pay. Assigns $20.00 per month to a John W. Roarbeck of R.R. #2, Norwood, Ontario. This pay is assigned until December 1917 and then stops.
July 15, 1916 Unit sails to England Embarks Halifax, Nova Scotia.
July 25, 1916 Arrives England Disembarks Liverpool, England.
September 15, 1916 Taken On Strength with 18th Battalion
September 16, 1916 Arrives France Arrives at Canadian Base Depot.
October 3, 1916 Arrives 18th Battalion Arrives at the Somme. Part of 66 other ranks arriving as reinforcements: “Battalion moved into reserve at SAUGAGE VALLEY. LIEUT. L.A. BISSELL taken on as reinforcement from 28.9.16. LIEUT. A.E. COCK and 3 wounded, 9 o.r.s. admitted to hospital. 66 o.r.s. arrived as reinforcements.”
May 6, 1917 Wounded, G.S.W. upper right arm War Diary Entry: “Position as yesterday. During this tour much valuable work was done in improving defences, wiring, and deepening the trenches, also in the collection of salvage which was spread over the whole area. Each company established a dump and rivalled each other in the collection of the S.S.A. [small arms ammunition] Bombs, and Equipment etc. 23, arrived as reinforcements. 4 admitted to hospital.”
May 7, 1917 Wounded, G.S.W. upper right arm Attended to at No. 22 Casualty Clearing Station.
June 3, 1917 Discharged to Duty Joins Battalion at Neuville-St.-Vast.
June 27, 1917 I.C.T. right hand “Inflammation of Connective Tissue” Attended to at 5 Canadian Field Ambulance.
June 31, 1917 Returns 18th Battalion
September 30, 1917 Well and with 18th Battalion Interesting entry in response to a letter.
October 10, 1917 Appointed Lance-Corporal Appointed Lance-Corporal as Lance-Corporal C.W. Boyd reg. no. 455590 promoted.
February 2, 1918 On Roll with Canadian Corp Reinforcement Camp It is unknown why Lance-Corporal Parker was assigned to the C.C.R.C. Possibly as an instructor.
September 3, 1918 Rejoins 18th Battalion Battalion active in Last 100 Days. In Beaurains, France.
October 10, 1918 Wounded Battalion very active in action.
October 12, 1918 Transferred to No. 32 Stationary Hospital G.S.W. left leg. 32 Stationary Hospital is located West Wemerieux.
October 16, 1918 Transferred to England Transfers on H.M.H.S. St. David to Witley Camp
October 17, 1918 Transferred to Western Ontario Regimental Depot This type of transfer usually signalled the soldier was going to be sent home. At Horton County Hospital.
November 22, 1918 Transferred to 1st Canadian Convalescent Depot
December 18, 1918 Struck of Strength to 4th Reserve Depot
December 29, 1918 Medical and Dental Exam at Kimmel Park Corporal Parker is listed in “fair” health and at 140 pounds. He has gained 3 pounds since his enlistment.
January 9, 1919 Struck of Strength and proceeding to Canada
February 5, 1919 Medical Exam for soldier with no disability. Lance-Corporal Parker loses 2” of height and gains 20 pounds from his medical exam on December 29, 1918.
February 10, 1919 Last Pay Certificate and Discharge from C.E.F. At this time, he was serving as a Lance-Corporal. His daily rate of pay was $1.05 per day with the standard $0.10 per day field allowance. He is discharged in Kingston, Ontario. Reason for discharge – Demobilization.


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