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