Parke, George Reginald: Lieutenant

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Source: Duty Nobly Done, page 223. Killed in action during trench raid March 24, 1917 in Vimy sector.

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Source CVWM Photo of George Parke – From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement Fourth Edition 1918 published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto. Submitted for the Soldiers’ Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.

Lieutenant G R Parke (HU 116591) Lieutenant G R Parke. Unit: 173rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205386756

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Honour Roll – “University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918”, 1921.

GEORGE REGINALD PARKE Jan. 23, 1889 – March 24, 1917

Lieutenant, Eighteenth Battalion
Son of Walder Parke; b. Hamilton; ed. Hamilton P.S. and C.I.; Ontario College of Pharmacy 1910 – 11, PHM.B.; Druggist, firm or Parke and Parke 1906 – 16; 91st Regt., Lieut.

He was appointed to the 173 Battalion in April 1916 and went overseas in November. In January 1917 he joined the 18th Battalion on the Vimy front. He was in charge of a raiding party before day-break on March 24th at Neuville St. Vaast. On reaching the enemy’s parapet he was severely wounded and ordered his men to retire. Tow of them stayed with him were killed and their bodies recovered some days after when the trenches were captured. He was not found, but it was reported later from German sources that he had been taken prisoner and died on the same day.

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“Previously reported Wounded and Missing, now Killed in Action.” While taking part in a bombing raid on enemy trenches South East of Neuville-St. Vasst, he was hit in the body by an enemy rifle bullet and killed.

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