The Fallen of Harlow in WW1: Victor George Parish

General / Sun 14th Nov 2021 at 08:33pm

VICTOR’S parents were George Parish, born in 18581 and Rebecca born in Sawbridgeworth in 1870. They married in Bishop’s Stortford in 18982and Victor George Parish was born in Harlow in 18973.

The 1901 census shows Victor residing in Hobbs Cross, Harlow with his parents and sister Constance. George was working as an agricultural farm labourer. The 1911 recorded Victor living in Threshers Bush, Harlow with his parents George and Rebecca and siblings Archie and Ivy where he was attending school. George was working as a farm labourer.

Private Victor George Parish, 15972, enlisted in Stratford and served with The 1st Battalion of The Essex Regiment. Victor was killed in action at Krithia Vineyard on 6 August 1915 aged 18 and is buried in Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Helles, Gallipoli, Grave C154 (Special Memorial). Register Index No. Gal.6.

This cemetery was made after the Armistice, when graves were brought in from isolated sites and small burial grounds on the battlefields. Many of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate casualties known or believed to be among them, including Victor and another 141 men of the 1st Essex Regiment who also died on 6 August 1915.

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