Blogs

Charles Gordon Parker

Charles Gordon PARKER My maternal grandmothers brother. 11 June 1900- 28 November 1938 Charles PARKER was the fourth son and seventh child to Thomas PARKER and Jane WILLIAMS. He is my grandmother's brother, my great uncle. I never met Charlies. Actually, I didn't even know of him until I began my family research. As usual,… Continue reading Charles Gordon Parker

Blogs, Family History

The Saga of the Parker Boys

Arthur John PARKER 1896-1946Eric PARKER1921-1996Arthur "Toss" PARKER1923-1942The Parker family who were all proud military men. I have been researching our family tree since 1981. As many family historians will know, you get a liking for certain ancestors, even though you have never known them in person. Well, these three lads are mine and their research… Continue reading The Saga of the Parker Boys

ANZAC, Family History, WWII

Lost on the “Montevideo Maru”

  Arthur "Toss" Parker was eighteen years and one month old on 4th April 1941 when he enlisted in WWII. He was too young to join the A.I.F., so he volunteered for the Anti Aircraft Anti Military Landing Craft Defence Force, Rabaul. After his compulsory training and pre-embarkation leave, he embarked on HMAT Neptuna on… Continue reading Lost on the “Montevideo Maru”