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James Herbert PARSELL

Regimental number3685
Place of birthLovett Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressDavey Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Grace Parsell, Davey Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date20 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He single handed dismounted his machine gun and carried it back to another position, where he again established himself. He set a splendid example of courage and determination throughout the operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Date of death20 July 1948

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