Robert James PARKER

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PARKER, Robert James

Service Number: 1376A
Enlisted: 7 November 1914, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Appleby, England, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Motor Mechanic
Died: Accidental (Hydrocyanic poisoning), 6th Australian General Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 6 March 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

7 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Brisbane, Queensland
13 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1376A, 15th Infantry Battalion
13 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1376A, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Brisbane
6 Mar 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1376A

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Biography

"A SOLDIER'S END.

Information for the first time is made available to-day of the death of Pte. Robert James Parker. He was engaged in disinfecting some buildings at the Victoria Barracks by hydrocyanic gas, when he was overcome by the fumes. He lingered on for several days, and died on the morning of the 6th instant. He was buried yesterday with military honours." - from the Queensland Times 09 Mar 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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