Charles Burton PARKIN Profile

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    Enlistment Location:     Hull - 18th May 1914
    Rank:                    Private
    Regiment:               3rd Northumbrian Field Ambulance
    Battalion:               1552 Royal Army Medical Corps
    Number:               390150
    Medals:               1914-15 Star, Allied Victory Medal, British War
    Medal 1914-18, Military Medal
    Type of Casualty:          n/a
    Death Location:          n/a
    Theatre of War:          Western European Theatre
    Burial:               n/a
    Plot:                    n/a

    The 3rd Northumbrian Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps served with 50th (Northumbrian) Division. The Northumbrian Division was a formation of the Territorial Force, formed in 1908 as one of 14 Divisions of the peacetime TF. They had just departed for their annual summer camp when war broke out and they were at once recalled their home base. The 50th division was mobilised for war service on the 5th of August 1914 and took up their allotted positions on the Tyne defences by mid August 1914. In April they proceeded to France concentrating in the area of Steenvoorde just as the German army attacked Ypres, using poison gas for the first time. The 50th Division were rushed into the battle. They saw action in The Battle of St Julien, The Battle of Frezenburg Ridge and The Battle of Bellewaarde Ridge. In 1916 They fought on the Somme at The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of Morval and The Battle of the Transloy Ridges. In 1917 they were in action at Arras during The First Battle of the Scarpe, The Capture of Wancourt Ridge and The Second Battle of the Scarpe before moving north for the Third Battles of the Ypres. In 1918 they fought on the Somme, in the Battles of the Lys and The Battle of the Aisne, leaving the troops exhausted. The orginal infantry units were withdrawn and others arrived to take their place. The reformed Divison went back into action in October in the Battles of the Hindenburg Line, The pursuit to the Selle and the Final Advance in Picardy. At the Armistice the 50th Division was resting at Solre le Chateau, demobilisation began December and the service of the Division was disbanded on 19th of March when the final troops left for England.
    6 Total Ancestors (4 are uncertain)
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Generation 1
[1.01  2]   Charles Burton PARKIN (1898-~1981) YKS-FRA-YKS
Generation 2
[1.02  3]   Walter PARKIN (~1874-) YKS
[2.01  4]   Martha Ellen TRUEFIT (1870-) YKS
Generation 3
[1.03*  ]   Charles PARKIN (~1842-<1896)
[2.02*  ]   Burton TRUEFIT (~1841-) YKS
[3.01*  ]   Ann UNKNOWN (~1842-) YKS
[4.01*  ]   Mary Jane FELL (~1844-) YKS
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