Biography

Birth date: 29 October 1891
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Tooboorac
Death date: 18 March 1972
Final rank: Captain
Service number: 738 - First World War, 1914-1918
V65575 - Period 1930-1939
Unit: 8th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of embarkation: 19 October 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Melbourne

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Military Cross

  • Unit: 8th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Military Cross

  • Unit: 8th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Collection Items

Photograph

H00562

Group portrait of the 8th Battalion football team. This team were 1st Division premiers of the Australian Rules competition in 1917, 1918 and 1919. Identified in the back row, from left to right are: 55107 Private (Pte) John Edward Baker from Gheringhap, Victoria; 971 Pte Harrie Ritchie Parsons...

H00562

Private Record

Timeline

Date of birth 1891-10-29
WW1 Service 1 1914 8th battalion
Date of embarkation 1914-10-19
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-03-07
WW1 Service 2 1918-08-19 - 1918-10-21 adjutant 8th batta
Interwar Service 1 1919-12-22 major commanding officer 2/37th Infantry regiment
Interwar Service 2 1921-03-31 commanding officer 39th battalion
Interwar Service 3 1925-03-19 Unattached List
Career summary 1 1940-08-08 major 2iC 6th battalion from Reserve of Officers
Career summary 2 1941-08-10 - 1941-09-13 course Southern Command Training School senior officers (Wooloomana
Career summary 3 1941-10-30 8th battalion
Career summary 4 1942-02-01 temporary lieutenant colonel, commanding officer
Appointment 1942-02-01 - 1942-04-25 Battalion: 8th; Rank on appointment: major, temporary lieutenant colonel ; Appointed from: 2iC 8th battalion ; Reason for end of appointment: age base appointment
Career summary 5 1942-04-25 - 1942-06-07 attached GHQ, Q Br Movements Docks Con
Career summary 6 1942-06-12 Headquarters 1 Aust Dock Control Section
Career summary 7 1943-02-01 - 1943-02-10 attached Headquarters Docks Control Land Headqua
Career summary 8 1943-05-07 2/1st Aust Movt & Tpr group (AIF)
Career summary 9 1944-03-16 lieutenant colonel (bd 1 Sep 42) gazetted
Career summary 10 1944-06-23 Reserve of Officers
Date of death 1972-03-18
WW1 Service 3 Cse Senior Officers School (Alderrshot) 1917 'fit to comd'