Born: 1895, Colchester, Essex.

Baptised: 7th April 1895, at Christ Church with St. Mary At The Walls, Colchester, Essex.

Died: 16th August 1917; age: 22; KiA.

Residence: 34, Boston Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 27927

Regiment: Essex Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 98 to 99.

Tyne Cot Memorial,






1901   30, Balkerne Lane, Colchester, Essex.


George was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

James Parish, 34, a Brass Moulder, born Stowmarket, Suffolk.

Eliza Parish (nee Jermyn), 34, born Gazely, Suffolk.

Arthur James Parish, 10, born Colchester, Essex.

Frank William Parish, 9, born Colchester.

Annie Eliza Parish, 4, born Colchester.


1911   25, Papillon Road, Colchester, Essex.


George was 16 years old, a Printer – Printing Works. He was living with his parents & siblings.

James, 44, a Brass Moulder – Engineer.

Eliza, 44.

Arthur, 20, a Furnace Engineer – Engineer.

Frank, 19, a Motor Conductor – Motor Bus.

Annie, 14.

Rhoda Florence Parish, 8, born Colchester.


In 1915, Ipswich, George married Gertrude Elizabeth Anderson, July 1893, Ipswich – daughter of Harry Anderson, a pianoforte and organ tuner – own account, and Florence Louisa Anderson (nee Skeet), of Ipswich.

Gertrude and George had one daughter:

Joyce Mary Parish, born 1916, Ipswich – died 16th October 1916, Ipswich, aged 3 months.


Soldiers’ Effects to Gertrude E. Howard – widow.


George is also remembered on the war memorial at St. John the Baptist Church, Ipswich.



Essex Regiment, 1st Battalion

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