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Regimental number868
Place of birthBunyip, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStation hand
AddressSpringdale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7.25"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Caroline McParland, Springdale, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 March 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A51 Chilka on 26 June 1915
Date of embarkation incorrectly listed on Embarkation Roll as 7 June 1915.
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1283
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateDied of disease 15 September 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Also entered on Nominal Roll as Patrick McFARLAND, 12th Light Horse Regiment; no details of fate recorded.
Place of burialCairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row M, Grave No 69), Egypt
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 420 Driver Maurice Mathew McPARLAND, 4th Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 5 March 1919; 365 Driver Thomas Edward McPARLAND, 14th Bn, returned to Australia, 23 September 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt

Transferred from 12th Light Horse Regiment to 23rd Bn; taken on strength, 23rd Bn, Heliopolis, 28 August 1915.

Died of diptheria, 15 September 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as McFARLAND.
SourcesNAA: B2455, McPARLAND Patrick

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