|Place of birth||Dandenong Victoria|
|Address||Andersons Creek, Ringwood, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Father, J J Parker, Andersons Creek, Ringwood, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||21st Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/38/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||24th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
'Work near Mont St.Quentin on 1 September 1918.'
|Fate||Returned to Australia
During the attack on MT. ST. QUENTIN North of PERONNE on 1st September 1918 these Non-Commissioned Officers [PARKER and 1581 H.C. FINNIS] went forward with the attacking troops, laying a telephone wire as they went. They selected an excellent position for a forward Report Centre and by strenuous work and personal disregard of danger they soon established communication with the Companies. The lines were continually cut, but, regardless of artillery and machine gun fire, and very severe sniping, they maintained the lines for the two following days, working day and night to do so. The excellent communications enjoyed by the Battalion throughout the operation were almost entirely due to their personal pluck and splendid endurance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
WSEFWFMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal