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Joseph Wylie Parker

South African War Memorial, on a wall near RSA entranceway, Gisborne. "Volunteers from Poverty Bay who served in the Sth African War 1899-1902". Image kindly provided by Paul Baker (December 2008). Image has no known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
    Farrier Sergeant Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Joseph Wylie AWMM
  • Surname
    Parker AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    7344 AWMM
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 July 2015 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    5 May 1878 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 July 2015 - Tauranga Memories website
  • Place of birth
    Katikati, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 July 2015 - Tauranga Memories website
  • Birth notes
    son of John Rollo C & Annie Parker of Katikati & Gisborne, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 July 2015 - Tauranga Memories website
  • Address before enlistment
    Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
    Farmer in Gisborne then returned to Sth Africa to live Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 July 2015 - Tauranga Memories website
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    father - John Rollo C Parker Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Relationship status
    single Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 July 2015 - Military Record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Transvaal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Service number
    7344 AWMM
  • Military service
    • 9th NZ Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 July 2015 - Military Record
    • July 1902 to August 1902 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1902 SA War Medal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 July 2015 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Farmer Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    24 yrs 9mths Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 July 2015 - Military Record

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Farrier Sergeant Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 July 2015 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • This record has been created from details provided from Archives New Zealand's Archway database http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ and indicates a personnel file is available at Archives New Zealand. AWMM
    • Joseph Wylie Parker (1878-1906). Born in Katikati on 5 May 1878, he was baptised on 13 October 1878. He became a blacksmith. He served in the South African Conflict (Boer War 1899-1902) (Service No. 7344), 9th Contingent, E Squadron. He married Jessie Grace Heslop in South Africa. Jessie was born in Natal on 29 September 1879. Joseph died in Stanger in South Africa on 16 October 1906. Their son Robbie Wylie Comerford Parker was born in Durban on 29 December 1906. He emigrated to New Zealand with his mother when he was aged about 16. Jessie Grace remarried in New Zealand to a man named Mr Goddard. She went back to South Africa in her 90s where she died in Hillcrest in Natal on 8 January 1973.
      Joseph Wylie Parker is the son of John Rollo Comerford & Annie Parker of Katikati & Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 July 2015 - Tauranga Memories website
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    16 October 1906 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 July 2015 - Tauranga Memories Website
  • Age at death
    28 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 July 2015 - Tauranga Memories Website
  • Place of death
    Stanger in South Africa Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 July 2015 - Tauranga Memories Website
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Gisborne's S A War Memorial which is on the exterior wall of their RSA Building Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 July 2015 - Research
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • I leave a personal note of Tribute to Joseph Wylie Parker, because he was my Grandfather, he is my Father's Father, I am one of (Robbie Wylie Comerford - Parker) children, my name is Jillian Mary Comerford - Parker., I was born in 1945, I have one Brother Leonard Charles Parker born in 1935 and two sisters Patricia Joan Parker born in 1934 and Barbara Joy Parker born in 1936. Sadly my Grandfather Joseph Wylie Parker, died in South Africa in October 1906 before my Father (Dad) was born in December 1906. Regards, Jillian Mary Comerford - Parker. fern1@clear.net.nz
    Public - Jillian Mary - Sibling - 15 April 2015

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03 July 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
15 April 2015Jillian MaryNorth shore Auckland New ZealandSibling