James Sydney John PARSISSONS

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PARSISSONS, James Sydney John

Service Number: 97
Enlisted: 23 February 1916, Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 40th Infantry Battalion
Born: New Norfolk , Tasmania, 22 June 1895
Home Town: Gretna, Central Highlands, Tasmania
Schooling: MacQuarie State School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Harbonnieres, France, 11 August 1918, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Heath Cemetery, Picardie
Plot 11, Row H, Grave 20, Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Picardie, France, Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, Daours, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gretna War Memorial, New Norfolk War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

23 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 97, 40th Infantry Battalion, Claremont, Tasmania
1 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 97, 40th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
1 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 97, 40th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Hobart
7 Jun 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Driver, SN 97, 40th Infantry Battalion, Battle of Messines, Gassed
11 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 97, 40th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

James Sydney John PARSISSONS was born on 22nd June, 1895 at New Norfolk, Tasmania

His parents were James PARSISSONS and Elizabeth Fawknell ILLSLOW who married in New Norfolk, Tasmania on 22nd March, 1890