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John William PARSONS

Date of birth12 October 1878
Place of birthVictor Harbour, South Australia
SchoolInman Valley Public School
ReligionChurch of England
AddressYankalilla, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinWife, Mrs E A Parsons, Two Wells, South Australia
Enlistment date18 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 2 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment


Unit: 11th Light Horse
Promotion date: 18 March 1915

Temporary LTCOL

Promotion date: 13 August 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Companion of the Distinguished Service Order

Refers 15 October 1916
Recommendation date: "Unspecified

Brevet Major

Refers 19 April 1917
Recommendation date: Unspecified"

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement No. 30169 (6 July 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174 (11 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 25 December 1918

Distinguished Service Order

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: Major Harry Meshash PARSONS, 9th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia 10 July 1919
Other detailsPreviously served in the Boer War
Date of death7 February 1957
Age at death78
Place of burialAdelaide, South Australia

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