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Arthur Gordon PARISH

Regimental number656
Place of birthWillenabrine , Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationGrocer
AddressLemon Avenue, Mildura, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 10"
Weight117 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Parish, Lemon Avenue, Mildura, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date23 January 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 January 1917
Place of enlistmentMildura, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 13, Reinforcement 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2747 Pte Frederick George PARISH, 7th Bn, died of wounds, 20 September 1917; 1602/1629 Pte Henry James PARISH, 14th Bn, returned to Australia, 10 December 1918; [703] Lt Stephen John PARISH, 1st Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 17 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Devon', 8 October 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 November 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 4 January 1920

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PARISH Arthur Gordon

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