The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Parke
First Name:
Charles Spencer
Nick Name:
Charlie
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7738
Company:
‘A’ Company
Enlisted:
10.08.1940
Discharged:
21.02.1946
DOB:
13.08.1916
Place of Birth:
Brunswick Junction, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Sydney Spencer Parke
Mothers's Name:
Kathleen Mary Parke
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Coal Miner
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi; Johore Bahru; Adam Park; Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, V Battalion
Camps Java:
Kinsaiyok, Hindaine, Kanchanaburi, Non Pladuk
Camps Japan:
Fukuoka sub‐Camp No. 17, Omuta
POW#:
1 /12129 and 601
Japan:
Aramis Party
Return Details 1945:
Nagasaki-Manila, USS Lunga Point; Manila-Morotai-Darwin, PBY Catalina aircraft A24-377; Darwin-Perth, B24 Liberator aircraft A72-379.

General Description

Quorn, SA. 11 October 1941. Group portrait of four members of A Company, 2/4th Machine Gun Battalion in front of a train locomotive en route from Woodside camp to Alice Springs. From left to right: Charlie Parke, WX7007 Edward George (Eddie) Burton (died of illness on 21 February 1945 in Sandakan, Borneo, whilst a Prisoner of War (POW)), A. S. Parke, unidentified.

Quorn, SA. 11 October 1941. ‘A’ Company members, 2/4th Machine Gun Battalion en route from Woodside Camp to Alice Springs. L-R  Albert (Bert) Parke WX7007,  Edward George (Eddie) Burton (died of illness 21 February 1945 Sandakan) Charles Spencer (Charlie) Parke and Eric Joseph Holst WX8678 (perished Sandakan March 1945).

 

Charles Spencer Parke is younger brother to Albert Sydney Parke WX7724.

Parke Brothers, Charles & Albert Sydney
Parke Brothers, Bert and Charlie.

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Hindaine, Kui Mang 200k - Thailand
  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Kinsaiyok Main, 170.2k - Thailand
  • Non Pladuk, 0k - Thailand
  • Saganoseki, Fukuoka #13-D - Japan
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