Friday, 19 February 2016

19th February 1916

Captain Parry-Okeden referred to by Col. Rosenthal below, was Captain
Uvedale Edward Parry-Okeden, son of William Edward Parry-Okeden,
the ex-Commissioner of Police in Queensland. Captain Parry-Okeden had
been Mentioned in Despatches on the 5th November 1915 for conspicuous
gallantry on the 13th July 1915 at Gallipoli, & was also a recipient of the
Military Cross on the 8th November 1915 for distinguished service
at the Dardanelles.

Friday 11th February to 19th


Saturday 19th February

All selected officers, N.C.Os. and men for new Brigade of 4th Division paraded before General Hobbs at 9.30 AM. He explained the expansion of Artillery now going on and wished them well in their new positions. General inspected lines at 11 AM. Very satisfactory. Ordered last night by General Hobbs to place Capt. Parry Okeden under arrest and to investigate charges made against him of using obscene language and of being drunk. With Major Burgess took summary of evidence, examining many witnesses. Papers forwarded on to General Hobbs.

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