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Stanley Josiah PARISH

Regimental number2189
Place of birthOrange New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBexley Cadia, via Orange, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Fred Parish, Bexley Cadia, via Orange, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 February 1915
Unit name1st Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty under fire in maintaining communications.' (Demicourt 9 April 1917).
Recommendation date: 16 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At DEMICOURT on 9th April 1917 for conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty under fire. During our attack on the village the Battalion had not sufficient wire to maintain telephonic communication with all Companies, so Signaller PARISH set out to salvage German wire for this purpose. He was successful, although during his task he was subjected to heavy shell and machine gun fire. Later he repaired breaks in the wires on several occasions under fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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