Robert Conroy (Conway) PARROTT

PARROTT, Robert Conroy (Conway)

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 18 February 1918, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: London, England, 8 December 1875
Home Town: Parkside, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Soldier
Died: Natural Causes, Brighton, South Australia, 19 January 1949, aged 73 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Acacia A A N 851.
Memorials: Unley HB01 Town Hall*
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World War 1 Service

18 Feb 1918: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
18 Feb 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Mar 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 48th Infantry Battalion
22 Mar 1918: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 48th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Sydney
30 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1
Date unknown: Involvement 48th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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**He stated on enlisting his name is spelt  ROBERT CONWAY PARROTT".

Husband of Rose Anna Parrott
living at 31 Jaffrey Street, Parkside, South Australia.

1899-1900  Boer War
served with Operations in Natal and Transvaal, actions at Talana Hill, Defence of Ladysmith, Laings Nek.

Queen's Medal with four Clasps.
1911 Coronatioin Durbar, India - Medal for Long Service & Good Conduct.

Previous service
18 1/2 years in the Imperial Army
4 1/2 yeras Instructional Staff - still serving on enlisting in WWI

Described on enlisting in WWI as 42 years 3 months old; married; Church of England

18/2/1918     Enlisted in Adelaide, South Australia

19/3/1918     entrained for 2MD

22/3/1918     Embarked on board HMAT A54 Runic, from Sydney, NSW
                    as a 2nd Lieutenant, 11th Reinforcements, 48th Battalion, AIF.
24/5/1918     disembarked into London, England

7/6 - 11/11/1918 France & Belgium

8/6/1918       On Command at Musketry Course Lidworth, Codford

5/9/1918       proceeded overseas to France, via Southampton, England

10/9/1918     taken on strength of 43rd Battalion, France

1/10/1918     Promoted to Lieutenant

13/10/1918   detached to Reps Gas School, France

20/10/1918   rejoined 43rd Battalion, France

25/6/1919     Embarked on board SS Orita to return home
6/8/1919       disembarked into Melbourne, Australia

30/8/1919     discharged from service (due to end of war)

British War medal (22826); Victory medal (21761)  


Received the Meritorious Service Medal (25 years service).

January 1949  Died 71 years old
buried in:       Centennial Park Cemetery
                     Acacia A A N 851.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  31/3/2015.  Lest we forget.


"PARROTT. —On January 19, at his late residence, 29 Downing street, Brighton, Robert, beloved husband of Rose Anna Parrott, and loving father of Con, George and Rose (Joey). Aged 71 years." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 22 Jan 1949 (