Biography

Birth date: 1878
Death date: 1956
Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Unit: 11th Australian Light Horse Regiment

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Major
  • Date of embarkation: 2 June 1915
  • Place of embarkation: Brisbane

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Brevet Major

  • Unit: 11th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Medal

  • Unit: 11th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 11th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 11th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Collection Items

Private Record (1)

Parsons, John William (Lieutenant Colonel, DSO VD, 11th LHR AIF b: 1878 d: 1956) PR88/117

Private Record

Parsons, John William (Lieutenant Colonel, DSO VD, 11th LHR AIF b: 1878 d: 1956)

MIXED COLLECTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE PAPERS RELATED TO 11TH LHR DUTIES IN PALESTINE, PATROL REPORTS, EXTRACTS FROM THE UNIT WAR DIARY, OPERATIONAL ORDERS, MAPS, VOYAGE REPORT OF HMT "ULYSSES" AND CIRCULARS FROM THE 11TH LHR COMRADES CLUB. ALSO CONTAINS PHOTOGRAPHS FROM GALLIPOLI AND PALESTINE.

PR88/117

Timeline

Date of birth 1878
Date of embarkation 1915-06-02
Other 1917-08-13 - 1918-10-11 Commanding Officer of the 11th Light Horse Regiment.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-10-05
Date returned to Australia 1918-12-25
Date of death 1956