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Henry Emerick Parkinson was born in Lillimur, VIC and was a Labourer in Ballarat when he enlisted in the 21st Battalion, A Company on 21 January 1915 at the age of 25. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915. He transferred to the 2nd Tunnelling Company and on 14 October 1916 was hospitalised with an abrasion to the head. He left hospital and rejoined his unit in Belgium on 21 October 1916. On 19 January 1918 he was appointed the rank of Lance Corporal and temporarily detached from the Tunnelling Company in March. He later reverted back to Private upon his request. On 15 June 1918 he was killed in action while in France.
His place of burial is listed as Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row B, Grave No. I), Fouilloy, France
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