|Place of birth||Kiama, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||'Carita', Alexander Road, Glebe Point, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, Edwin Albert Parker, Keen Street, Lismore, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served for 2 years in the Senior Cadets; 2 years in 31st (Leichhardt) Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Company Sergeant Major|
|Unit name||30th Battalion, C Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/47/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||Commissioned|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||30th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||21|
|Place of burial||Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row E, Grave No 11), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Edwin Albert and Sarah PARKER, 36 Parkes Street, Lismore, New South Wales|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915.
Promoted 2nd Lieutenant attached to C Company, Ferry Post, 12 March 1916.
Detached to School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 1 April 1916; rejoined Bn, Ferry Post, 23 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Killed in action, 20 July 1916.
Undated statement from CO, 30th Bn, on file: This Officer was killed in Enemy front line during the attack on FROMELLES on 19/20.7.16. His body was not brought to our lines for burial owing to the enemy counter attack. Nature of wounds that caused death is unknown.'
Note on Red Cross File No 2090401: 'German Death List dated 4.11.16. Disc received from Germany and forwarded to N/K. 29.3.17.'
German note on file: 'Lt. Parker, J, (Australier) 30. Bn. am 19.7 in Gegend Fromelles gefallen.'
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalOriginally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 2), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
|Miscellaneous details||Father's address subsequently 'Avoca', 36 Parkes Street, Girard's Hill, Lismore, New South Wales|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, PARKER John
Red Cross File No 2090401