NAME: Robert Spencer Noyce Parker
SERVICE NO.: 56117
UNITS SERVED: 3rd Australian Reinforcements
PERSONAL DETAILS: Robert Spencer Noyce Parker was born on the 11th December 1890 in Port Pirie. He was a widower with 2 children and gave his address at enlistment as living with his step mother at Woods Point near Murray Bridge. His son was called Henry George Parker. He was 5’ 9 ¼” tall with a dark complexion, with light blue eyes and dark hair. He was a Methodist.
ENLISTMENT DETAILS: Robert enlisted on the 28th March 1918 at Adelaide.
DETAILS ABOUT ROLE IN WAR: Robert left from Melbourne aboard the Marathon on the 23rd July 1918 and arrived in London on the 27th September. He was admitted to hospital on the 16th October. On the 26th October he died of influenza and pneumonia in hospital. He was buried at 3 p.m. on the 31st October with full military honours, his funeral being proceeded by a firing party and band. He was given an elm coffin with brass fittings and 6 of his comrades acted as pallbearers.
AGE AT DEATH: 28
MEMORIAL DETAILS: Sutton Veny (St John) Churchyard, United Kingdom Grave