Gavin Brandreth PARRY

PARRY, Gavin Brandreth

Service Numbers: 66975, N154303
Enlisted: 19 April 1918, North Sydney
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 5th Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
Born: Watsons Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, 29 March 1898
Home Town: Mosman, Municipality of Mosman, New South Wales
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Illness, Newcastle, New South Wales, 3 November 1974, aged 76 years
Cemetery: Newcastle Memorial Park, NSW
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World War 1 Service

19 Apr 1918: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 66975, North Sydney
14 Oct 1918: Involvement Private, SN 66975, 16th to 27th Reinforcements (NSW)
14 Oct 1918: Embarked Private, SN 66975, 16th to 27th Reinforcements (NSW), SS Wyreema, Sydney

World War 2 Service

26 Mar 1942: Enlisted Australian Army, Corporal, SN N154303, 5th Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps, Newcastle, NSW
30 Sep 1945: Discharged Australian Army, Corporal, SN N154303, 5th Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Gavin Brandreth PARRY was born in Watsons Bay, Sydney on 29th March, 1898

His parents were Robert Brandreth PARRY & Adeline Mary CREER

He married Linda Jean Marguerite STEPHEN in St Stephens Church, Macquarie St, Sydney in 1937

He enlisted for WW1 on 19th April, 1918 and embarked from Sydney on the SS Wyreema on 14th October, 1918 with the 23rd NSW Reinforcements - date of discharge and return to Australia unknown

He enlisted for WW2 on 26th March, 1942 and served part time with the 5th Infantry Battalion, Volunteer Defence Corps and was discharged on 30th September, 1945

Gavin died on 3rd November, 1974


His two brothers both served during WW2 in the Royal Australian Navy as Lieutenants

1. Robert Keith PARRY - discharged 1940

2. Geoffrey Lincoln Parry - discharged 1946