John William PARSONS DSO, MID

PARSONS, John William

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 17 March 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Last Unit: 11th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Encounter Bay, South Australia, 12 October 1878
Home Town: Two Wells, Mallala, South Australia
Schooling: Inman Valley Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Natural causes, Adelaide, South Australia, 6 February 1957, aged 78 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
RSL Wall 120/Niche B014
Memorials: Victor Harbor WW1 Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, SN Officer, Adelaide, South Australia
18 Mar 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant Colonel, 11th Light Horse Regiment
18 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lieutenant Colonel, 11th Light Horse Regiment, A.A.M.C., [4th Mil., Dist.] 4th Military District - Adelaide, SA, Australia. As per stated (NAA, Pg's-1, 34).
2 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Major, 11th Light Horse Regiment
2 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Major, 11th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Medic, Brisbane
25 Apr 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant Colonel, 11th Light Horse Regiment

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Biography

Served 21 months with Yankalilla Mounted Rules, South Australia

Served as a Private with 1st South Australian Mounted Rifles in Boer War

Invalided to Australia June 1900.