Lindsay Thomas Parrish

First Name: 
Lindsay
Middle Name: 
Thomas
Last Name: 
Parrish
Date of Birth: 
Thursday, September 10, 1896
Mother's Name: 
Susannah (nee Moffitt)
Father's Name: 
Thomas Parrish
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, August 31, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Lance Corporal
Unit: 
2nd Pioneer Battalion
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, September 25, 1917
Place of Death: 
Westhoek Ridge Belgium
Cause of Death: 
Died of wounds received
Details: 

Lindsay Parrish (Service No 3607) was born in Foxground, NSW and at the time of enlistment was a single 18 year old farmer who had spent 12 months in the CMF. He enlisted one week after his brother Albert (Service No 3608) and embarked on HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3rd January 1916 with 8th Reinforcements, 25th Battalion.

The brothers stuck together, both transferring to 2nd Pioneer Battalion on 13th March 1916. They were sent to France and saw service on the Western Front. Lindsay was admitted to hospital on 30th April 1916 with Mumps and returned to his unit on 25th May 1916. He served until he was again admitted to hospital sick on 24th December 1916, no reason stated. Lindsay was promoted to Lance Corporal on 22nd September, 1917.

At the end of September 1917 he was laying a railway line at Westhoek Ridge when he was wounded by a shell. He was evacuated to 3rd Field Ambulance for treatment but on 25th September he died from his wounds. He is buried in Birr Cross Roads Cemetery Plot IV, Row C, Grave 2 Zillebeke Belgium. His brother Albert died of injuries received on 25th May 1918, when a shell hit an ammunition dump.

Sources: 
NAA B2455, PARRISH THOMAS LINDSAY

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