Albert Parrish

First Name: 
Albert
Last Name: 
Parrish
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, January 7, 1888
Mother's Name: 
Susannah (nee Moffitt)
Father's Name: 
Thomas Parrish
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, August 23, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Lance Corporall
Unit: 
2nd Pioneer
Company: 
C Company
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Monday, May 27, 1918
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Albert Parrish was born in Foxground, NSW and attended Foxground Public School. At the time of enlistment he was a single 28 year old farmer at Gerringong who had spent 3 years with the 5th Light Horse. He embarked from Brisbane on HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3rd January 1916 with 8th Reinforcements, 25th Battalion. His brother Thomas Lindsay Parrish (Service No 3607) was with him.

After arriving in Egypt he was transferred to 2nd Pioneer Battalion on 13th March 1916 and saw service on the Western Front having arrived in France on 26th March 1916. In July 1916 Albert was sent to hospital in France and then England suffering from Bronchitis. He recovered and returned to France on 22nd November 1916 only to return to hospital a short time later with Mumps .He returned to his unit in May 1917 and on 4th August 1917 was promoted to Lance Corporal.

Albert was serving in the Quartermasters Store at an ammunition dump when at about 7pm on 25th May 1918 an air raid occurred. A shell hit the dump and Albert, along with others, was killed. He is buried in Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension Plot I, Row C, Grave 9. His brother had been killed earlier in the war.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, PARRISH ALBERT

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