PARKER, Arnold Leonard
(Service number 790)

Aliases Enlisted in Australia as Leslie Arnold WATSON
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 5 February 1887 Place of Birth Dunedin

Enlistment Information

Date 9 September 1914 Age 27 yrs
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farmer; labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs W. TOMLIN, Willowbridge, South Canterbury
Religion Church of England
Medical Information Height 5 ft 101/2 inches. Weight 11 stone 6 lbs. Chest 36 inches. Complexion fresh. Eyes brown. Hair brown. Scar under right knee cap.

Military Service

Served with Australian Expeditionary Force Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 3 Infantry Battalion
Unit, Squadron, or Ship
Date 20 October 1914
Transport HMAT Euripides
Embarked From Sydney, Australia Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals 1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
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 17 June 1915 Reason Medically unfit.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 28 September 1974 Age 87 yrs
Place of Death Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of Frank Stanley PARKER & Janet Ann Bradbury nee COCKERILL later Mrs TOMLIN. Brother Horace Lancelot PARKER served as Charles HOLDSWORTH in AIF and died in 1916; brother Rupert Reginald PARKER also served in WWI. Returned to Australia on S.S. Ceramic, 4 May 1915. Married Thelma Annie JONES (1900-1988) in 1917 in Victoria, Australia. Daughter Thelma Annie WATSON born in 1920 in Waimate, South Canterbury, NZ


Attestation Paper for Australian Imperial Force (National Archives of Australia) [09 February 2014]; First World War Embarkation Rolls ( [09 February 2014]; New Zealand Army WWI Nominal Rolls - Vol. 5 New Zealanders in Australian Expeditionary Force ( [09 February 2014]; [08 February 2014]

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