Ferdinand Lucas PARKER

PARKER, Ferdinand Lucas

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: 3 October 1914, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 2nd Light Horse Brigade Train
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 11 July 1885
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Civil Servant
Died: Adelaide, South Australia, 12 June 1959, aged 73 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide Grand Masonic Lodge WW1 Honour Board (2), Adelaide Treasurer and Chief Secretary Roll of Honour, Hackney St Peter's College Honour Board, North Adelaide Christ Church Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

3 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
21 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 2nd Light Horse Brigade Train, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '22' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Port Macquarie embarkation_ship_number: A39 public_note: ''
21 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Captain, 2nd Light Horse Brigade Train, HMAT Port Macquarie, Sydney
23 Aug 1916: Discharged AIF WW1

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Captain Ferdinand Lucas Parker, who has been appointed to a commission in the Second Light Horse Brigade train of the second expeditionary force, left Adelaide by the Melbourne express on October 8. He has been connected with the Chief Secretary's department, since 1901, and held the position of second clerk. Captain Parker was born on July 11, 1885, and he secured his first commission as a second lieutenant in the 10th Australian Infantry Regiment on August 16, 1909. He was appointed a full lieutenant on March 25, 1912, and his transference to the 79th dated from July 1, 1912. He gained his captaincy on January 31, 1913." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 17 Oct 1914 (nla.gov.au)


Appointment terminated on arrival back in Australia - Services no longer required. Brought on irregularities in the discharge of his duty. See Service Record (recordsearch.naa.gov.au)