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John Charles Parker was born in Corrindhap, VIC and was a Miner living in Ballarat by trade when he enlisted in the Army Medical Corps, August 1916 Reinforcements on 12 July 1915 at the age of 18. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916. In June 1917 he joined the 10th Field Ambulance in France. He was twice gassed, on October 19th 1917 and on May 29th 1918. On the first occasion the effects were slight and he was able to remain on duty. He was not so lucky on the second occasion, and was evacuated to the Military Hospital at Epsom in England. He did not return to the battle front. In early 1919 he left England as a member of the nursing staff on the Czaritza, transferred to the Dunluce Castle at Alexandria, and eventually disembarked at Melbourne on May 15th 1919.
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