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Frederick PARSONS

Regimental number500
Place of birthBrighton England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressLorquon West, via Nhill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Fred Parsons, 6 Sackville Road, Hove, Brighton, Sussex, England
Enlistment date31 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Medium Trench Mortar Battery
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: ART Div 5
Promotion date: 10 April 1918

Lieutenant


Unit: ART Div 5
Promotion date: 10 July 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 5 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 3 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'While a party was engaged in preparing M.T.M. emplacements in the front line on the 29th January, 1917, the enemy began to heavily shell the trenches. Three of the party were killed and two were wounded. One of the wounded was badly hit, and his life depended on his being got to an aid post as soon as possible These two N.C.O.Us procured a stretcher and with great difficulty, and under heavy shell fire succeeded in getting the wounded man back. Their coolness and courage under difficult circumstances served as a splendid example, and certainly inspired confidence in the remaining members of the Battery.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

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