PARKER, Rupert Reginald
(Service number 32890)

First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 30 April 1895 Place of Birth Tapanui, Otago

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farm labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs W. TOMLIN (mother), Willowbridge, South Canterbury
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 19th Reinforcements, J Company
Date 15 November 1916
Transport Maunganui or Tahiti
Embarked From Wellington Destination Plymouth or Devonport, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Farmer, grocer, labourer


Date 1 March 1956 Age 60 yrs
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 37; Plot 20
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of Janet Ann Bradbury nee COCKERILL later Mrs TOMLIN & late Frank Stanley PARKER. Brother of Horace Lancelot PARKER aka Charles HOLDSWORTH, who enlisted in Australia & died in 1916 in WWI; brother Arnold Leonard PARKER served in AIF in WWI as Leslie Arnold WATSON. In 1927 he was in NSW, Australia (love affair ended). Married Esther Caroline MUNDY in 1931 in NZ.


Cenotaph Database [07 September 2013]; Australian newspapers ( [03 November 2013]; New South Wales, Australia, Police Gazettes ( [08 February 2014]

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