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Regimental number838
Place of birthLondon, England
True NamePARSONS, John Henry
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Mrs Phillips, 36 Lindsay Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 7.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinDaughter, Ethel Parsons, c/o Mrs Phillips, 36 Lindsay Street, Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the 16th Hussars, British Army; purchased discharge.
Enlistment date12 November 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Rollalml Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1916
Discharge date26 July 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Joined unit at Gallipoli, 26 May 1915.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Themistocles', 8 May 1916; discharged (medically unfit: lumbago), Melbourne, 26 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death not attributed to War Service.
Date of death28 May 1937
Place of burialLilydale Lawn Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, PARSONS John

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