Henry Joseph Parsons

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First name: Henry

Middle name: Joseph

Last name: Parsons

Personal information:

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

The European War, ca. 1914-1918 / William Henry Dyson
All’s fair in love and war ...

Don’t know why, but I love this image ... Life goes on despite the weary body language of both the Aussie soldier and the European woman. Both seem sick and tired of their situations; but the eye contact still seems to be intense in the middle of all that mayhem. See pic.

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