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Full Name: Rex Douglas Parsons
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Rex Douglas
Surname: Parsons
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 9517
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Farm hand
Next of Kin: Mrs E. Parsons (mother), Waiau, Nelson, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Waiau, Nelson, New Zealand
Military District: Christchurch
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: Headquarters 20 Canterbury and Otago Battalion
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 139
Campaigns: Western Desert
Place of Death: Western Desert
Date of Death: 13 December 1941
Age at Death: 23
Year of Death: 1941
Memorial Name: Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Memorial Reference: Column 104.
Biographical Notes: Rex Parsons was the son of Freeborn John Douglas and Elizabeth Dick Parsons, of Waiau, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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