Bert PARHAM

Badge Number: 12767, Sub Branch: Semaphore & Port Adelaide
12767

PARHAM, Bert

Service Numbers: 9657, S212554
Enlisted: 1 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Field Company Engineers
Born: Kapunda, South Australia , 3 September 1892
Home Town: Largs Bay, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Locomotive engine cleaner
Died: Natural causes, Exeter, South Australia, 11 October 1957, aged 65 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Interred 16 October 1957
Memorials: Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Kapunda District WW1 Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

1 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 9657, Adelaide, South Australia
31 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 9657, 11th Field Company Engineers, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
31 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 9657, 11th Field Company Engineers, HMAT Suevic, Adelaide
23 Apr 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Driver, SN 9657, 11th Field Company Engineers, Villers-Bretonneux
24 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Driver, SN 9657, 11th Field Company Engineers

World War 2 Service

7 Oct 1939: Involvement Private, SN S212554
7 Oct 1939: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
18 Oct 1939: Discharged

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Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 - 1954)  Sun 24 Feb 1918  Page 2  DRIVER B. PARHAM.

DRIVER B. PARHAM.

The following is a copy of a letter received by Mr. R. Tune from Driver Bert Parham, who is in France, dated December 6, 1917: "I am writing this whilst the big guns of both sides are very active, and we are not very far away from the scene of action. I must thank you for the parcel of cigarettes and socks re- ceived somo time ago. I was sorry to hear that so many of the old hands were put off at the shop. I wouldn't mind getting a job there when I come back, which I hope will not bo long now. We are getting winter here prop- erly now. I expect we will have plenty of snow directly. That is the time for snowballing. It is great fun, especi- ally when you get a large handful thrown at you and it hits you fair be- tween the eyes. Is Mr. J Guy still in the S.T. Co. shop? If so, please remember me to him. By what I can see of Australia by the different letters received, it is all strikes, but I suppose they will all end some time or other. I have not seen anything of Ike Bailey or Arthur Phillips yet. There are a lot of Broken Hill boys in my company. The hills around Broken Hill must look lovely covered with Sturt peas. I wish I was up there again to have a look round the old place. I was pleased to see the Wests went top of the football list."

Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 - 1954)  Sun 24 Feb 1918  Page 2  DRIVER B. PARHAM.

DRIVER B. PARHAM.

The following is a copy of a letter received by Mr. R. Tune from Driver Bert Parham, who is in France, dated December 6, 1917: "I am writing this whilst the big guns of both sides are very active, and we are not very far away from the scene of action. I must thank you for the parcel of cigarettes and socks re- ceived somo time ago. I was sorry to hear that so many of the old hands were put off at the shop. I wouldn't mind getting a job there when I come back, which I hope will not bo long now. We are getting winter here prop- erly now. I expect we will have plenty of snow directly. That is the time for snowballing. It is great fun, especi- ally when you get a large handful thrown at you and it hits you fair be- tween the eyes. Is Mr. J Guy still in the S.T. Co. shop? If so, please remember me to him. By what I can see of Australia by the different letters received, it is all strikes, but I suppose they will all end some time or other. I have not seen anything of Ike Bailey or Arthur Phillips yet. There are a lot of Broken Hill boys in my company. The hills around Broken Hill must look lovely covered with Sturt peas. I wish I was up there again to have a look round the old place. I was pleased to see the Wests went top of the football list."

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