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Jack Parsons

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 38), Page: 29 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Jack AWMM
  • Surname
    Parsons AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    John AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 21083 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 March 1896 AWMM TongatahuTonga AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 29 April 1916 AWMM Paparoa, North Auckland AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss Winnie Parsons (sister), 4 Ponsonby Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    Military Medal (MM). 7 June 1917. Citation: During the attack on Messines Ridge on 7 June. He was one of the three Battalion runners who kept up communication when all other means failed. Under heavy shellfire all the time, he carried out his work with splendid courage and never failed to deliver messages under the most trying conditions. London Gazette, 16 August 1917, p.8430, Rec No 952. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 29 April 1916 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Blacksmith/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 6 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      brown AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Annie; father of Tom, Charlie, Jack, Annie (Winnie) and Agnes.

    Discharged in Samoa. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      38: 29 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      82: 24 AWMM
    • Ahier, William Roland. War diary, 1917. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2004/76. AWMM
      p. 21 April 1917 (wounded) AWMM
    • Weddell, H. (2016). Soldiers from the Pacific : the story of Pacific Island soldiers in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War One. Wellington, New Zealand : Defence of New Zealand Study Group. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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