William Percival Sparkes

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First name: William

Middle name: Percival

Last name: Sparkes

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Quartermaster-sergeant William.P. Sparkes of Brisbane, Queensland embarked on board HMAT A22 Rangatira, 25 Sept. 1914 and served in the 3rd Field Artillery Brigade and 4th Divisional Artillery in Egypt, Gallipolli and France. He was wounded at Gallipoli May 1915, hospitalised in Alexandria and returned to Gallipoli until evacuation in Dec. 1915. He was transferred to 41st Battalion, 4th Divisional Artillery in Feb. 1916 and departed for France June 1916 where he remained until his discharge on 17 Oct. 1917

Ragtime sketches on board our transport / Vasco, 1917
Ragtime sketches captures mateship on route to the Front

Eighty days on the transport ship Suevic afforded caricaturist Louis Vasco plenty of time to observe. These Ragtime Sketches On Board Our Tranport capture the chaps uniquely, and their life at sea on route to England. Read more about Louis Vasco in Stories.

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