Papers relating to Percy George Rupert Parkes, c. 1915-1983

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Accession Number AWM2018.785.30
Collection number PR85/195
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Item
Item count 10
Object type Papers
Physical description 26 Image/s captured
Maker Birdwood, William Riddell
Evans, David Stanley
Rossiter, Thomas Frederick
Unknown
Place made Australia, France, Ottoman Empire: Turkey
Date made 1915-1983
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Papers relating to the First World War service of Captain Percy George Rupert Parkes, 23rd Infantry Battalion, c. 1915-1983.

This file contains a selection of official records such as orders and reports issued in France as well as miscellaneous papers relating to the service of Percy George Rupert Parkes. A paper titled 'Experiences of the Victorian Sixth Brigade in the Somme and Arras Battles' outlines the author's approach to leadership and addresses a variety of practical lessons learnt during the aforementioned battles.

This file contains:

Note written in Turkish, [c. 1915, annotated];
Operation Order No. 27, 6th Infantry Brigade, [France] 4 August 1916, [map sketch attached];
Secret Battalion Operation Order No. 47 by Lieutenant [David Stanley] Evans, [France] 12 February 1917;
Patrol report by Captain T.F. [Thomas Frederick] Rossiter, France, 6 March 1917;
Patrol report and instructions by Captain Percy George Rupert Parkes, France, [c. March 1917]
Map of 'Ecoust - St. Mein', Edition 3, France, [c. April 1917] [annotated];
Account titled "Experiences of the Victorian Sixth Brigade in the Somme and Arras Battles" by "One Who Knows?" [Percy George Rupert Parkes], France, 24 May 1917 [annotated];
Photocopy of a letter by W. R. [William Riddell] Birdwood to [Percy George Rupert] Parkes, 1st Anzac Corps, [France], 27 June 1917;
Statement of service relating to Captain Percy George Rupert Parkes, Australian Military Forces, Melbourne, 24 July 1919; and
Photocopy of an amended statement of service relating to Captain Percy George Rupert Parkes, [Victoria, c. 1983].