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902177
  • Title
    Series 02: Henry Joseph Parsons war diaries and papers, 1 July 1916-30 July 1919
  • Level of description
    series
  • Date

    1 July 1916-30 July 1919
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    902177
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2012
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Henry Joseph Parsons, house painter of Leichhardt, Sydney, enlisted July 2 1916 aged 22 at Dubbo Depot and served with the 13th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement in France. He embarked on the Ceramic 7 Oct. 1916, arriving in Plymouth 21 Nov. 1916. On 8 Feb. 1917 he embarked on the Princess Victoria for France.
    He was taken prisoner along with 1170 other Australians at Reincourt on 11 Apr. 1917 when the Fourth Division, including the 13th Battalion, assaulted the Hindenburg Line in the First Battle of Bullecourt. After being treated for head wounds at Munster (Lager) Hospital he was interned at Soltau, Germany. He was repatriated from Ripon 31 Dec. 1918 and returned to Australia on the Leicestershire 3 May 1919
  • Scope and Content
    ITEM 01
    Henry Joseph Parsons war diary, 1 July 1916-30 April 1918

    ITEM 02
    Henry Joseph Parsons war diary, 1 May 1918-31 May 1919

    ITEM 03
    Henry Joseph Parsons war diary, 1 June-2 September 1919

    ITEM 04
    Henry Joseph Parsons miscellaneous papers, 1916-1919

    ITEM 05
    Henry Joseph Parsons photographs, ca. 1916-1919
  • General note

    Microfilm available at CY 4948, frames 1 - 218
    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
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