John William Parsons Memorial Drinking Fountain


A square sandstone drinking fountain with a plaque affixed to the top. The fountain is facing south west toward the nearby Gregson Park War Memorial.


Dedicated to the memory of John William Parsons who made the supreme sacrifice on the 12th July 1945 while Prisoner of War in 'RANAU' Borneo 2/3rd Motor Ambulance Corps 2nd AIF also member 8th Field Co. Engineers AIF 1914-1918. Age 49 years. Erected by his wife and daughters.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
John William Parsons World Wars 1 and 2 DPOW 8th Field Co. Engineers : 2/3rd Motor Ambulance view

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Cnr Tudor and Steel Streets,
Gregson Park,
Hamilton NSW 2303
Local Government Area
  • Newcastle, City of
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Fountain/Drinking fountain
Recorded by
Mr Robert McLardy
Established Date format: 
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Dedication date
10 November 1946
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45