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Remembering Arthur “Toss” Parker 1923 – 1942

Some time ago I wrote about Toss. You can read it here: Lost on the Montevideo Maru. Just to reflect on Toss, he was a young boy of 18 years old when he arrived at Rabaul. Soon after his 19th birthday it is presumed he drowned after the Japanese prisoner of war ship was torpedoed,… Continue reading Remembering Arthur “Toss” Parker 1923 – 1942

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”