Maiki Parkinson

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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Nga Taonga a Nga Tama Toa Trust
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Submitted by mbadmin on Sun, 19/06/2011 - 13:26

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