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Harold Geoffrey Parkes

Taken at the rest home not long before he passed, I had just arrived from Australia, where I had been living since 1999.

Hal and granddaughter Angie in June 2008

Image may be subject to copyright restrictions. angie.jonesfield@gmail.com

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harold Geoffrey AWMM
  • Surname
    Parkes AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Hal AWMM
  • Service number
    32574 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
    Diesel mechanic Public - Angela - Direct descendant - 25 September 2017 - Family history
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Married to Doreen Public - Angela - Direct descendant - 25 September 2017 - Family history

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Thailand AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    32574 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Engineer/Military AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Played saxophone in an army band Public - Angela - Direct descendant - 25 September 2017 - Family history
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Husband of Doreen; father of Penny, Gary and Ross

      Service at Devonport, New Zealand AWMM
    • Grandfather of Angela, Duane, Rebecca, Lisa, Samuel, and Geoffrey Public - Angela - Direct descendant - 25 September 2017 - Family

Death

About death

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  • Death
    13 July 2008 AWMM
    Age 83 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 16 July 2008 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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Leave a note

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  • My poppa gave the best hugs in the world, and I still see him clear as day, in his black skin diving suit, walking out of the ocean at Whanarua Bay, larger than life (to me as a child).
    Public - Angela - Direct descendant - 25 September 2017
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Chamberlain, H. (1995). Service lives remembered : the Meritorious Service Medal in New Zealand and it's recipients 1895-1994. Wellington, NZ.: Author. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Chamberlain, H. (1995). Service lives remembered : the Meritorious Service Medal in New Zealand and it's recipients 1895-1994. Wellington, NZ.: Author. AWMM
      Chamberlain, (1995), p. 353-4 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 16 July 2008 AWMM

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25 September 2017AngelaChristchurch, New ZealandDirect descendant

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