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William Clement PARSONS

Regimental number1192
Place of birthFarina, South Australia
AddressHawker, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28.9
Height5' 3"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr James Clark Parsons, Hawker, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 January 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT Morea on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 2 November 1917

Mention in Despatches

Recommendation date: March 1918

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 14 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Discharge date26 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT' Orari', 16 May 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 26 August 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 October 1958
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, PARSONS William Clement

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