Horace Arnold PARTON

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PARTON, Horace Arnold

Service Numbers: 3980, 10706
Enlisted: 7 July 1915
Last Rank: Warrant Officer
Last Unit: 1st Australian Convalescent Depot
Born: Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 14 September 1892
Home Town: South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Accountant
Died: Illness, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia , 29 December 1943, aged 51 years
Cemetery: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria
Springvale War Cemetery, Springvale, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

7 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3980, 5th Infantry Battalion
23 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3980, 5th Infantry Battalion
23 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3980, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
6 Mar 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 5th Infantry Battalion
26 Aug 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 3980, 5th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days", Gassed
20 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 3980, 1st Australian Convalescent Depot, 3rd MD - gassed

World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Warrant Officer, SN 10706
27 Jun 1940: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Warrant Officer, SN 10706
27 Jun 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Warrant Officer, SN 10706
Date unknown: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Warrant Officer, SN 10706

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

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The final resting place for; - 3980 and 10706 Warrant Officer Horace Arnold Parton of Richmond and Bentleigh, Victoria had been employed as an accountant when he enlisted for War Service on the 7th of July 1915, and was allocated to reinforcements for the 5th Battalion 1st AIF.

Horace was embarked for Egypt and further training, departing Australia on the 23rd of November, and having been taken on strength with his Battalion, was embarked for France where he arrived on the 30th of March 1916.

Serving as a Signaller, Horace’s service in the trenches, aside a short bout of sickness, would be continuous until he was granted Leave to England on the 20th of February 1918. Having returned to his Unit in the field, Horace was evacuated sick suffering from influenza on the 8tn of June, and following hospitalisation and then convalescence, he returned was returned to the trenches on the 27th of June.
On the of 26th of August, Horace was evacuated wounded suffering from gas, and again hospitalised, he was sent to the 2nd Australian Convalescent Depot at Havre, where he was retained until the end of the War.

Horace was sent back to England on the 22nd of February 1919, from where he would begin his repatriation back to Australia on the 30th of March. Arriving back in Australia on the 12th of May, Horace received his official discharge from the 1st AIF for his re-entry into civilian life on the 20th of August 1919.

With the start of a second World War, Horace, now employed as a clerk, presented himself for service with the Royal Australian Air Force on the 27th of June 1940, and after being accepted he was mustered as a clerk with RAAF Headquarters Melbourne.

Horace’s service would be uninterrupted, until he was evacuated due to illness to the 6th Royal Australian Air Force Hospital on the 9th of November 1943. Horace was still in hospital when he succumbed to cerebral thromboses on the 29th of December 1943. Horace was aged 52 at the time of his death.

Following his passing, whilst in the service of the RAAF, Warrant Officer Horace Parton, a veteran of two world wars, was formally laid to rest within Springvale War Cemetery, Victoria.

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