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Thomas Edwin PARSONS

Regimental number3168
Place of birthCaveside near Chudleigh, Tasmania
SchoolCaveside State School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCoach painter
Address24 Connaught Crescent, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs R R Parsons, 24 Connaught Crescent, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed in the Military Cadet Forces for some time.
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 16 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 11 January 1917
Place of death or woundingAlbert, France
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialDartmoor Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 3), Becordel-Becourt, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
156
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and C. PARSONS; husband of Ruby PARSONS, 24 Connaught Crescent, Launceston, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsCousins Lieut F Parsons MM and Flight Lieut A J Palliser both died.

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