Allan Wilfred PARKER

PARKER, Allan Wilfred

Service Number: 402
Enlisted: 31 August 1914, Brighton, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Fingal, Tasmania, 1890
Home Town: Mangana, Break O'Day, Tasmania
Schooling: Mangana Public School
Occupation: Miner
Died: Died of Illness (pneumonia), Cairo, Egypt, 11 February 1915
Cemetery: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery
B 155, Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Cairo, Egypt
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Latrobe War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

31 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 402, 12th Infantry Battalion, Brighton, Tasmania
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 402, 12th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Hobart embarkation_ship: HMAT Geelong embarkation_ship_number: A2 public_note: ''
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 402, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Hobart
11 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 402, 12th Infantry Battalion, Egypt and Palestine - Light Horse and AFC Operations

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Thomas PARKER and Eliza nee HALL

Of Mangana, Tas.

It was a great shock to residents generally (says our Mangana correspondent), to say nothing of that experienced by the relatives of Mangana's only soldier, when Sergeant Hynes, in the absence of Rev. C. L. H. Cox, to whom the painful duty of breaking the news was allotted, arrived with the intelligence that Private Allan Wilfred Parker, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Parker, after doing his duty to King and country by volunteering to go with the First Tasmanian Contingenit, had died in Egypt on the 9th inst. of pneumonia. The deceased, who was in his 25th year, was a general favourite, an athlete, one of our best footballers, and one who, judging from his experience in the Ben Lomond district, would be the last to succumb to climatic influences. But the sad fact remains that he was one of the first Tasmanians to be taken, and the only consolation left to the sorrowing parents, brothers, and sisters, is that after doing his duty by volunteering he died among friends, receiving every attention and a decent burial, which, had he been permitted to reach the front, none of these might have been his lot. The gloom over the district evinces the feeling of sympathy for the bereaved family in their grief.