Harry Meshach PARSONS DSO, MID

PARSONS, Harry Meshach

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 9 October 1914, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Inman Valley, South Australia, 22 March 1880
Home Town: Victor Harbor, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Grazier
Died: Natural causes, South Australia, 25 March 1957, aged 77 years
Cemetery: Victor Harbor General Cemetery, S.A.
Memorials: Victor Harbor WW1 Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

9 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Captain, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Adelaide, South Australia
1 Jan 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Major, 9th Light Horse Regiment
11 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Major, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Karroo, Melbourne
11 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Major, SN Officer, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Major, 9th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
28 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Major, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Bakara, Adelaide
20 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Major, 9th Light Horse Regiment

Nugget?

I have a letter from Stuart Halliday, dated 14 October 1915 (although I am thinking it should be 16) from Cairo to my grandmother who was a 19 year old girl, it says: "I went for a ride with Nugget Parsons (the fellow who had returned, he was very crook coming over but got on splendidly and is well again), we went with two young ladies and their father driving a Ford car. By Jove they were characters. How Nugget got to know them was by saving a kid’s life and the fellow congratulated him and there you are. Had supper with them and then they drove us home."

Would love to know if this is him. I can be contacted carolineh10@bigpond.com

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Biography contributed by Elsa Reuter

Awarded the Colonial Auxillary Forces Long Service Medal