Thomas Edwin PARSONS


PARSONS, Thomas Edwin

Service Number: 3168
Enlisted: 27 July 1915, Claremont, Tas.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Caveside near Chudleigh, Tas., 1886
Home Town: Launceston, Launceston, Tasmania
Schooling: Caveside State School
Occupation: Coach Painter
Died: Died of wounds, France, 11 January 1917
Cemetery: Dartmoor Cemetery
I F 3, Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Deloraine War Memorial, Launceston Cenotaph, South Launceston State School Pictorial Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

27 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3168, 12th Infantry Battalion, Claremont, Tas.
16 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3168, 12th Infantry Battalion
16 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3168, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Lincoln, Melbourne
11 Jan 1917: Involvement Private, SN 3168, 52nd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of John Francis and Cicely PARSONS
Husband of Mrs. Ruby R PARSONS
Of Connaught Cres., Launceston, Tas.

Word was received on Saturday, by the Rev. H. N. Baker, from the Defence Department, that Private T. E Parsons, of the 52nd Battalion, had died of wounds on January 11. The deceased, who enlisted in July, 1915 was the youngest and only surviving son of the late John and Cicely Parsons, and was born at Caveside, although most of his life was spent in Launceston and St. Leonards, owing to both of his parents dying when he was very young. He was for some time treasurer of the St. Leonards Band. Prior to enlistment he was employed at Nevin and Howard's as a coach painter. He leaves a widow and three children, the eldest being under six years of age. The news of his death came as a great shock, he being known and respected by a large circle of friends, and much sympathy is expressed to his widow and children and two sisters.