Parkes, Percy George Rupert, MC and Bar (Captain, b.1891 - d.1983)

Accession Number PR85/195
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 89 ITEMS
Object type Document, Diary
Maker Parkes, Percy George Rupert
Place made At sea, Australia, Belgium, France, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, United Kingdom
Date made 1913-1919; 2007
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/079/044
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copyright restrictions apply. Only personal, non-commercial, research and study use permitted. Permission of copyright holder required for any commercial use and/or reproduction.

Collection relating to the First World War service of Captain Percy George Rupert Parkes, MC and Bar. Parkes served in 23rd Infantry Battalion, embarking in May 1915 for Egypt, serving at Gallipoli and the Western Front, and returning to Australia in May 1919. Collection consists of 2 original diaries and one photocopied diary covering his whole period of service; several papers relating to Parkes' pre First World War with 71st (City of Ballarat) Infantry Regiment; a variety of miscellaneous papers including orders and reports; 45 blank postcards; 32 photographs; and news clippings. The collection also includes two copies of a typed, annotated and indexed transcript of the diaries.