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Arthur Francis Parkin

Section Manager, Nitro Cotton Plant
Birthplace Victoria Clifton Hill AustraliaPlace of Residence at HM Factory Gretna 11 The Riggs Place of Death Sydney Australia Date of Birth: January 19, 1892 Date of Death: July 19, 1971



Gender:  Male
Date and Place of Birth:  1891 Clifton Hill, Victoria, Australia
Date and Place of Death:   19 July 1971 Sydney, Australia
Nationality:  Australian


Arthur Coulson Parkin (1858-1939) married Elizabeth Eakins (1859-1951) 8 November 1882 at Chewton, Victoria, Australia.
Parent’s occupations:  Arthur was a manufacturing chemist in Victoria, Australia.
Siblings: 5 siblings
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:

Masters degree in Science at Melbourne University.
Occupation:  Chemist
Place of residence at Gretna:

11 The Ridge, Eastriggs.
Job title at Gretna:

Section Manager at the Nitro-Cotton Plant.
Marital status:

Arthur married Grace Lillian Griffiths on 12 November 1915 at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Children: Arthur and Grace had 3 children:
Griffiths Coulson Parkin was also born in Scotland on 11 October 1918 while his father was at HM Factory.  Sadly ‘Griff’ died during WW2.
Gretna Margaret Parkin later became a celebrated scientist. See:

Arthur and Grace’s third child was daughter Frances Gibson Parkin (1926-1999) who became a medical practitioner.
Awards/recognitions: Nil Known
Trivia / any other information:

Institute of chemistry part 1 1918 held by Devils Porridge Museum.
Dornock Souvenir Magazine 1916-1919 held by Devils Porridge Museum

Ancestry including Public Member Trees
Royal Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Anticipating Tomorrow’s Defence Needs – A century of Australian Defence Science by Peter Donovan published 2007 by The defence Science and Technology Organisation, Canberra, Australia.


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