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Howard Roderick PARKES - Captain in Royal Garrison Artillery


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Folks, Can anyone assist with information about when the below joined and where he served? He died from gas poisioning well after the war and his grave in Molesley, London has only recently been found, although on it is made mention of his war servcie and death from gas poisoning. Howard Roderick Parkes
  • Captain, Royal Garrison Artillery.
  • Died May 28th 1920, age 42.
  • Buried in Molesey Cemetery, Surrey.
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His death was announced in The Times on Monday, May 31 1920

DEATHS

PARKES. - On the 28th May, 1920, at Studland, Dorset, of illness ("gas poisoning") contracted on active service in France with R.G.A. Battery 169, HOWARD RODERICK "HARDIE", dearly loved husband of ADA LOUISE PARKES, formerly of Walton Hose, Hampton-on-Thames, and eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Parkes, Hurst Lodge, East Molesey. Service St. Paul's, East Molesey, 2.30 on Wednesday. [Note C.W.G.C. give his unit as 196 Siege Battery, R.G.A.]

A Silver War Badge Card exists for him in the name of "H. R. Parkes", Royal Garrison Artillery, showing that he was eligible for the badge.

There is probably no M.I.C. because he did not claim the medals. His death notice indicates that he served overseas. The S.W.B. roll on ancestry does not include his name.

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