Found a little
The Toronto World - Google News Archive Search
The same entry in the London Gazette
Viewing Page 2480 of Issue 29981
Attestation form found here
Associated Image(s) - Soldiers of the First World War - CEF - Library and Archives Canada
It also seems that you can order a paper copy of his file.
First World War.com - Feature Articles - The Canadian Expeditionary Force: Central Ontario Regiment
I have also found references to a Harold Parke as a former North West Mounted Police officer but I can't be sure it is the same man.
Hope that helps.
Lovely - I collect CEF medals. Do you have the other service medals for him or just the MC? The engraving is not official, these were awarded unnamed so you see a variety of styles, sadly some more recent intended to deceive. This looks period. single MC's named or unnamed are worth about the same, often named devalues them as they cannot be used to complete other groups missing the MC, they were often separated as service medals for officers had to be claimed and many were still being issued well into the late 1930's, some never were so you have lone MC's for example but no service medals with them. The MC's if not awarded directly were mailed to the home address or designated NOK if a casualty. This would fetch about Eight Hundred dollars or so, more if you have the other officially named service medals.
Richie - that Attestation paper is for a different man - the TOS date is in Sept 1918, he would not have gone anywhere except a discharge centre by wars end.
It was bit hard to read, but even so if he were enlisted and attested as an officer he still would not have made it to France and would not have an MC unless he was Warrant officer perhaps. I'll look him up I my MC book when I get home.
Score! Fantastic set!
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway
It rarely works out like that for me... my luck usually goes something like me just having sold these medals when that one comes in...