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1914-15 Star (Capt. Hamps. R.); British War Medal; Victory Medal 1914-19 (Capt.) : (LAURENCE STANLEY PARKE - Born 22 July 1890 at Wimborne, Dorset, the son of Lieutenant-Colonel Laurence Parke : Educated at The Spyway School, Dorset and Wellington College, granted a Commission as Second-Lieutenant (On probation) with the Coldstream Guards from 4 February 1911 (London Gazette 3 February 1911) : Resigned Commission 17 February 1912 : Granted a Commission as Lieutenant 7th.Battalion, Hampshire Regiment from 3 September 1914 and promoted to the rank of Captain from the same date (London Gazette 2 October 1914) : Entered the war in East Africa, Uganda Labour Corps from 8 October 1914 : Recorded as 'Appointed East African Carrier Corps' as Lieutenant (Gazette 4 November 1914) : Served as a Major with 1st.Yeman Infantry : Captain 7th.Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment 'Restored to the establishment, and to be Adjutant from 14 November 1914' (London Gazette 10 December 1914) : Army List January 1916 records him as Lieutenant 7th.Battalion The Hampshire Regiment : Army List January 1918 shows him as Captain 7th.Battalion The Hampshire Regiment and Army List 1922 records him as Captain 5/7 The Hampshire Regiment : London Gazette 1 May 1923 records, '5th./7th. Battalion Hampshire Regiment - Captain L.S. Parke, from Active List, to be Captain 2 May 1923' : In 1927 he was seconded as Commandant of the Bahrain Police Force and remained in that post until 1931, during which time stories of the torture of prisoners, likened in some reports to the Spanish Inquisition, circulated involving Parke and other British Officials : From 19 January 1933 he is recorded as Captain Laurence Stanley Parke, Hampshire Regiment (late T.A.) to be Captain Regular Army Reserve of Officers (London Gazette 20 January 1933) : He suffered a stroke and died on 9 June 1940 whilst serving as the Commissioner of Police for Aden, he was just 49 years of age : Possibly a totally unique group of medals awarded to an Officer of The Hampshire Regiment who served in East Africa) : Sold with verification; copy Army List and London Gazette entries; Shooting Patches for "Bisley 1936" and "Morning Post Junior Kolapore Cup Bisley 1936"; bronze shooting medallion MRA Mauritius (unnamed); corresponding set of miniature awards, mounted for wear : Medals mounted as worn on brooch-bar from original silk ribbons : Rare & Generally GVF - £695