25th County of London Cyclist Battalion
The London Regiment


Alfred PARKER


SERVICE RECORDS

Short Service Attestation

Enlisted 7 June 1916 - Rifle Depot
100 Frederick St., Islington.
age 27, a coal carman.
No previous service.
Approved 27 Dec 1916 - Rifle Depot (Note this was 6 months after application, perhaps due to health).
Next of kin - wife - Alice Louisa Parker, same address.
 
Military History Sheet - Home 7.6.16.
                                  - 110th Training Regt. 27.12.16 to 17.3.17.
                                  - India 18.3.17 to
                                  - Field Service N.W.F.F. (Peshawar) 23.5.19.
Medals - British War medal, India General Service.
 
Statement of the Services of Alfred Parker :-
General Service - Attested - Pte - 6/6/1916.
                         - To Army Reserve - 8/6/1916.
                         - Rifle Depot 27 Dec 1916.
                         - K.R.R. (King's Royal Rifle Corp.)- Rifleman 27-12-16.
                         - ???? - Transferred 2-1-17.
                         - Appointed a/g L/Cpl 2-1-17.
                         - 25 London Reg - Transferred a/g L/Cpl - 17-3-17.
                         - 1/25 Reversion? posting - Pte - 17.3.17.
                         - Demobilisation - 6-1-20 to 100 Frederick St, Caledonian Rd, Holloway, N.

Caualty Form - Embarked Devonport S.S. ?
                     - Disembarked - Bombay 12-6-17.
                     - 27-12-16 K.R.R. Posted
                     - 2.1.17 - 110 Training Regiment - Transferred.
                     - 1.2.17 - Attached? unpaid L.Cpl
                     - Transferred 1/25 County of London Regiment 17.3.17
                     - Plague 14-2-18 Jullundur
                     - Cholera 22.2.17 - 5.4.17.
                     - Cholera 25.10.17 - 3.11.17.
                         (Note - this seems to have been Malaria - see Medical History Form)

                     - Para Typhoid 30.12.16 - 12.1.17.
                     - Overseas chevrons issued (2) Jutogh 21.9.18.
                     - In......... Jullundur 17.8.18.
                     - Vaccination failures Amritsar 10.11.18.

Casualty Form (2nd form)
                     - Occupation - Packing ..... Foreman
                     - Plague 14.2.18 Jullundur
                     - Overseas chevrons issued (2) Jutogh 21.9.18.
                     - 17-11-19 Bombay - Embarked for UK per H.T. ??? on 15/11/19

Medical History Form
                     - Birthplace - High Wycombe
                     - Examined 9 Aug 1916
                     - Age 27, Yard foreman, 5' 7 1/2", 151 lbs, Chest girth expanded 37 1/2, expansion 2"
                     - Good physical development, Vaccination marks 1 R arm, 5 L arm, Vison 6/6, 6/6.
                     - Slight defects but not sufficient to cause rejection :- Spitting blood two years ago.
                       Tattoo marks left forearm. Cartilagious? node left thigh, cut left shoulder blade.
                     - Joined on enlistment - K.R.R no. R/35937
                     - Transferred to 1/25 Bn London Rgt. no. 742513.
                     - (Various service vaccinations noted.)

Admissions to Hospital
                     - Jullundur 24.10.17 to 1.11.17 - 25a Malaria BT. 9 days in hospital
                         B.T. parasite, spleen four fingers, Discharged, to attend for Quinine.
                         Slight fever, weakness, rest, tonics, .....

Regimental Conduct sheet - No entries.

Descriptive return of Soldier on Demobilisation (only extra details noted)
                     - Timber Foreman, Born High Wycombe 7 Sep 1888, Father John, Mother Fannie.
 


  

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