Parkes Memorial Prize

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The Parkes Memorial Prize was awarded every three years to medical personnel of the Royal Navy, or the British or Indian Armies who completed the best essay on a topic concerning hygiene. Sometimes, the topic was assigned, rather than selected by contestants. For example, 1929's topic was, "The Causes and Means of Prevention of Tonsilitis, with Special Reference to Naval and Military Service".[1]

In 1936, it was decided that the prize should be awarded annually rather than once every three years.[2]


The winners were often British or Indian military men. I have chosen to highlight only those winners who were in the Royal Navy.

Year Recipient Notes
1935 Jack Leonard Sagar Coulter[3]

See Also

  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jul 10, 1929; pg. 5; Issue 45251.
  2. "Royal Navy." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Oct 03, 1936; pg. 21; Issue 47496.
  3. "The Parkes Memorial Prize, 1935." The Times (London, England), Friday, Nov 22, 1935; pg. 20; Issue 47228.