Oliver James Wesley Parrish

First Name: 
Oliver
Middle Name: 
James Wesley
Last Name: 
Parrish
Date of Birth: 
Sunday, June 30, 1889
Mother's Name: 
Caroline Parrish nee Moffitt
Father's Name: 
Oliver Parrish
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, November 29, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
15th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
1914/1915 Star
Date of Death: 
Monday, April 20, 1959
Place of Death: 
Brisbane, Queensland
Details: 

Oliver Parrish (Service no 103) was born in Kiama, NSW and the first of 3 brothers to enlist.  The family moved to Queensland sometime after 1895.

At the time of enlistment Oliver was single, 27 years of age and employed as a farmer in Queensland.

Oliver embarked on HMAT A72 - Beltana with the 15th Battalion on 13 May 1916.  He arrived in England on 10 July 1916 and was admitted to hospital next day with the mumps. He joined his Unit on in France on 16 October 1916.

Oliver was wounded in action on 1 February 1917 and evacuated to hospital for treatment of a gun shot wound to his right arm.  Oliver returned to duty on 23 September 1917 but was wounded a again on 18 October 1917.   Oliver received treatment for a shrapnel wound to his ankle.

Oliver was repatriated to Australia in May 1918 and medically medically on 19 September 1918.

During his service Oliver met with his brothers in England while he was hospital. 

On 3 October 1928 Oliver married Jane Smith and together they had 3 children.

Oliver died in Brisbane, Queensland in 1959.

Oliver's brothers Ernest Parrish (3353) and Edward Parrish (Service no 6915) also served.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, PARRISH OLIVER JAMES WESLEY

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