Hope Edward Parkin Gunner 918162
Name Hope Edward Parkin
Army number 918162
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards.
Date of birth Not yet known.
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Artillery 11/5/1939. Posted to the 125th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Underwent Basic Training. Equipment Repairer's Course, Catterick, 28/3/1940. Posted to the 125th Anti-Tank Regiment 31/8/1940 on the conversion of the Unit from Field to Anti-Tank. Y List 23/9/1941. Posted to the Royal Artillery Depot 28/11/1941. Posted to HQ Airborne Division 30/12/1941. HQ Airborne Division Employment Platoon 17/11/1942. Posted overseas 16/5/1943. Served North Africa. Posted X List II North Africa 8/8/1943. Posted X List (4) North Africa 3/10/1943. Posted X List (1) North Africa 1/4/1944. Posted X List II Central Mediterranean Forces 2/11/1944. Posted X List I Central Mediterranean Forces 24/11/1944. Transferred to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps 8/9/1945.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Probably Fitter/Repairer.
Promotions Not yet known.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address No family details as yet.
Some of the above information was extracted from the soldier's Tracer Card, held on Ancestry.co.uk