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Jules Verne Parkinson

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  • Service number
    WWII 67603 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Jeromi Parkinson AWMM
    • Maiki AWMM
    • Mike AWMM
    • Jules Vern Parkinson AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Portrait, Jeromi (Maiki) Parkinson courtesy of Tairawhiti Museum (Gisborne). - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Jules Verne AWMM
  • Surname
    Parkinson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Jeromi Parkinson AWMM
    • Maiki AWMM
    • Mike AWMM
    • Jules Vern Parkinson AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 67603 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 June 1920 AWMM OpotikiBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 14 June 1941 AWMM Cape Runaway, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr M. Mauherere (uncle), Cape Runaway, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 September 1941 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 67603 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 5.5 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      dark AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Wounded in action 20 April 1943 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Loss of leg 20 April 1943 AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Frederick and Lucy (nee Kahoro) Parkinson

    Brothers Jules Verne (Jeromi) Parkinson (67603) and Rangipuatea Jerome (Harry) Parkinson (802123) served with the Maori Battalion

    Falsified birth date and age to enlist and gave the name of an uncle who lived far away as a next of kin.

    Jules Vern Parkinson returned to New Zealand on the Hospital Ship Oranje.

    Some of the family information was provided by his nephews Wallace Parkinson and Lindsay Charman-Love in conversation with Paul Baker for inclusion in the record: 'Maiki Parkinson turned up to enroll with the 2NZEF but was found to be underage and returned home. Not wanting to miss out on the opportunity to go overseas he returned at a later date and enrolled under the name of Jeromi Parkinson. On arrival in Egypt he was posted to C Company, 28 (Maori) Battalion.

    Jules Parkinson was one of a group of soldiers who last spoke to Lt Ngarimu before Ngarimu was killed. J.V. Parkinson tells the story of this battle in a chapter of the book by Megan Hutchins, The Desert Road. In this book he tells of how he lost his leg in a subsequent battle.

    Oral history included in the book edited by Megan Hutching (2005).

    At the 28 (Maori) Battalion reunion, Easter weekend, 2006, at Omapere, Holianga, Maiki was able to provide valuable information on the photo collection of 'Charlie YM' (Charles Bennet), the YMCA worker with the Battalion. Maiki was not well at the time of this reunion having just come out of hospital, though he was determined to attend at Omapere.

    The death of Maiki occurred at Opotiki on 10 December 2006. His funeral service was at St Stephens Church (the Carl Volkner Church). Before the funeral his casket was taken to his home, to the Marae, and to the land he owned.'

    Bronze plaque on the grave of Maiki reads: J.V. Parkinson, 67603 2nd NZEF Pte, 28 Maori Btn, died 10.12.2006 aged 84 years.

    Headstone intials J.V. for Jules Verne Parkinson. Death certificate name Jules Verne Parkinson. Enlisted as Jerry. He was known by many names including Jeromi, Jerry, Maiki and Mike but very few called him Jules Verne (family May 2010) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    10 December 2006 AWMM
    Age 84 AWMM
    OpotikiBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Opotiki Public Cemetery, St John Street / Duke Street & State Highway 2, Opotiki, New Zealand AWMM Returned Services Section AWMM
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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 5: WW2 164 AWMM
    • Hutching, M. & McGibbon, I. (ed.) (2005). The Desert Road : New Zealanders remember the North African campaign, Auckland, N.Z.: HarperCollins Publishers in association with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. AWMM
    • Portrait published in Soutar (2008) AWMM
    • Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e! : Forever brave! : B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945. Auckland : Bateman Books. AWMM