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Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 430

Six: Major H. N. Parker, Railway Transport Department, late 12th Eastern Bengal Railway Battalion

India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919 (Maj. H. N. Parker, Ry. Trans. Dept.); 1939-45 Star; Burma Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, Coronation 1937, in card box of issue, good very fine (6)

Harding Neville Parker was educated at Elizabeth College, Guernsey, where he played for the Cricket 1st XI alongside his brother in 1909, before winning the King Charles I scholarship to Pembroke College, Oxford later that year. Parker was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the 12th Eastern Bengal Railway Battalion on 1 April 1917, before transferring to the Railway Transport Department with whom he saw service on the the North West Frontier (Medal & clasp). It was in May 1919 that he is understood to have been wounded. With the onset of the Second World War, he would be given an emergency commission on 4 March 1942; sold with copied research.

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