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George Wilton Parkinson was born in Nhill, VIC and was a Labourer when he enlisted in the 11th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement on 16 April 1915 at the age of 24. His unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 6 June 1915. With the battle raging at Lone Pine, he arrived at Gallipoli on August 7th to join the 11th Battalion. While back in Egypt after the Gallipoli evacuation, he was admitted to hospital suffering from mumps. In April 1916 he was appointed to the role of escort to General Birdwood and retained that role until late January 1918 when he returned to his battalion. He was wounded on August 23rd 1918 when he received shell wounds to his neck, and was evacuated to hospital in England. The war ended before he was fit to return to the Front, and he returned to Australia, disembarking from the Takada on February 1st 1919.
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