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Harry Meshash PARSONS

Date of birth22 March 1880
Other NamesPARSONS, Harry Meshach
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrazier
AddressVictor Harbour, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Mary Parsons, Victor Harbour, South Australia
Enlistment date28 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 28 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

Captain


Unit: LH9
Promotion date: 9 October 1914

Major


Unit: LH11
Promotion date: 1 January 1915

Lieutenant Colonel


Unit: LH9
Promotion date: 13 August 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', fifth Supplement, No. 30930 (7 October 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23 (12 January 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order

'Capture of Jerusalem.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

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