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Maxwell Malc PARSONS

Regimental number1248
Place of birthSt Arnaud Victoria
OccupationBank clerk
AddressState School, Lara, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, F Parsons, Lara, Victoria
Enlistment date2 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPTE CQMS
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 27 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'For gallantry and consistent devotion to duty, as Company Quartermaster Sergeant, he has rendered valuable assistance from the 17th September, 1918, to the 31st December, 1918. In this period he has, at all times, under fire, supervised the issuing of rations to this Company, in the front line, going forward nightly with rations and hot meals, many times under very heavy artillery fire. He has proved a great asset to the Battalion, and this N.C.O.'s work cannot be too highly estimated.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

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