|Place of birth||Brunswick, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||38 Murdoch Street, Brunswick, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Mr Parry, 38 Murdoch Street, Brunswick, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of chest measurement)|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||29th Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/46/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||29th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No 4), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Family/military connections||Brother: 1211 Pte Reuben PARRY, 29th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 March 1918.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 10 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 7 December 1915.
Found guilty, 26 May 1916, of being absent without leave from 0800 hours until 1800 hours, 11 May 1915: awarded 2 days' No 2 Field Punishment and forfeited 1 day's pay by Royal Warrant.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Reported missing, 19/20 July 1916.
'Identification Disc received from Germany. No particulars afforded except the soldier is deceased. To be reported as KILLED IN ACTION, FRANCE 19.7.16.' on the authority of Assistant Adjutant General, ANZAC Section, from War Office.
A handwritten note on the bottom of the B.103 notes, 'believed buried in vicinity of Fleurbaix, Sheet 36'.
Red Cross File No 2090901 has statement from 1211 Pte R. PARRY (ex-POW), D Company, 29th Bn, 20 December 1918: 'On night of 19/20th July, at Fleurbaix during the attack, he was wounded by bullet in arm, bleeding badly. I am his brother and was with him. I sent him back to the German lines when I made a rush to get back to our own lines. German authorities told me he was killed in action and buried at Vermillers. I have written home particulars.'
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalOriginally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 1), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, PARRY Frederick
Red Cross file 2090901