Parker MARSON

MARSON, Parker

Service Numbers: 23, Q213522
Enlisted: 20 August 1914, Mount Morgan, Queensland
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 13th (Rockhampton) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
Born: Taroom, Queensland, 26 June 1895
Home Town: Mount Morgan, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Platelayer
Died: Natural causes, North Rockhampton, Queensland, 23 January 1951, aged 55 years
Cemetery: North Rockhampton Cemetery, Qld
Sect. Meth., Plot 12, Row 10, Grave No. 27
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 23, Mount Morgan, Queensland
24 Sep 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 23, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Sep 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 23, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Star of England, Brisbane
9 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 23, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC Gallipoli
9 May 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 23, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC Gallipoli, (Slight)
13 Jul 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 2nd Light Horse Regiment

World War 2 Service

22 Feb 1942: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, SN Q213522, Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC), Rockhampton, Queensland
23 Feb 1942: Involvement Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, SN Q213522, Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC), Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces
22 Oct 1945: Discharged Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Lieutenant, SN Q213522, 13th (Rockhampton) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor

'CENTRAL QUEENSLANDERS.

Another Mount Morgan volunteer who has been wounded is Private Parker Marson, Second Light Horse. He is the son of Mr. W. Marson of Hamilton Creek, Mount Morgan. He was a member of the Mount Morgan squadron of Light Horse and enlisted, with his cousin, in the first batch that left Mount Morgan. He is about nineteen years of age.' from The Capricornian 19 Jun 1915 (nla.gov.au)

'LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.

Mr. W. Marson, Cemetery-road, Mount Morgan, has been advised that his son, Lance-corporal Parker Marson, of the Second Light Horse, has been wounded in Palestine and is in hospital in Egypt. Lance-corporal Marson was one of the first to volunteer from Mount Morgan. This is the third time he has been wounded. Mr. W. Marson has only recently returned from active service, and the whole of his family--three sons-- are at the front.' from Morning Bulletin 13 May 1918 (nla.gov.au)

'WOWAN.

The Wowan unit of the Returned Soldier Voluntary Defence Corps held its first field day on Sunday, June 22, marching from the township to the Showgrounds. About 40 participated. A few others waited at the grounds. As 30 constitutes a platoon, Mr Parker Marson, Instructor, has been advised of permission for the formation of another platoon in the Don River district. In addition to marching, calculation of distances and observation of concealed members, the platoon was kept interested.' from Morning Bulletin 26 Jun 1941 (nla.gov.au)

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