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Frederick PARRY

Regimental number320
Place of birthBrunswick, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlasterer's improver
Address38 Murdoch Street, Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 10.25"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinMr Parry, 38 Murdoch Street, Brunswick, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of chest measurement)
Enlistment date12 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialFromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1211 Pte Reuben PARRY, 29th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 March 1918.
Other details

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 Medal

Originally 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.
SourcesNAA: B2455, PARRY Frederick
Red Cross file 2090901

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