|Place of birth||Williamstown, Victoria|
|School||South Richmond State School, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||74 Regent Street, North Richmond, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Ellen Parry, 74 Regent Street, North Richmond, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served in the Compulsory Training Scheme.|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||22nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/39/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||22nd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Zonnebeke, Belgium|
|Age at death||20.8|
|Age at death from cemetery records||20|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 23), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
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|Parents: John and Ellen PARRY, 61 Hoddle Street, North Richmond, Victoria. Native of Williamstown, Victoria|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 1100 Sergeant John Ernest PARRY, 14th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 15 February 1918; Nephew: 3864 Battalion Sergeant Major Walter Albert MORRIS, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, killed in action, 9 August 1918.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 22nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, Egypt, 8 January 1916.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 26 March 1916.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 24 May 1917.
Killed in action, Belgium, 4 October 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal