Private Maiki Parkinson (aka Jerome, Jerry. Jules Vern Parkinson), who embarked with the 7th Reinforcements. He was wounded once and invalided home.
Maiki is Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki and was born at Ōpōtiki in July 1924. He enlisted as a sixteen year old in June 1941 arriving in Egypt on October 1941. Maiki was posted to C Company of the Māori Battalion and saw action on the Alamein Line in mid-1942. Before that he was sent to guard the Tura Caves, a British ordnance depot near Cairo. (Megan Hutching, The Desert Road, Harper Collins Publishers, Auckland, 2005, p. 270)
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