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Sydney Frederick PARSONS

Regimental number5343
Place of birthBournemouth, England
SchoolBoard School, Cromer, England
Age on arrival in Australia16
OccupationShop assistant
AddressCottesloe, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, E T Parsons, Fremantle Road, Cottesloe, Western Australia
Enlistment date11 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameConvalescent Depot, Harefield Park, London
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/84/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 22 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Ambulance
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularGrandson of the late John James Gallehawk Naval Officer, a Crimean Veteran.
FateKilled in Action 21 September 1917
Place of death or woundingGlencourse Wood, near Ypres, Belgium
Age at death23.9
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialMenin Road South Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row T, Grave No. 40), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edwin Thomas and Olive PARSONS, 26 Broome Street, Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia. Native of Bournemouth, England

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