Duncan Samuel Parker was born in Gunyah, VIC and was a Farmer when he enlisted in the Field Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 13 on 15 September 1915 at the age of 24. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916 and was transferred to the 21st Howitzer Brigade on 8 March 1916 as a Driver. On 16 July 1917 he was wounded in action, suffering mustard gas poisoning, and was transferred to the 5th General Hospital in England. He successfully recovered and proceeded overseas to France on 15 December 1917 where he served as a Gunner. Unfortunately, on 22 April 1918 he again suffered gas poisoning and was hospitalised. He returned to Australia 12 July 1919.
Tree No. 1921