Benjamin David PARRY

PARRY, Benjamin David

Service Number: WX9830
Enlisted: 6 December 1940, Claremont, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Rhondda, Wales, 4 May 1907
Home Town: Cannington, Canning, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action, Egypt, 22 July 1942, aged 35 years
Cemetery: El Alamein War Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Margaret River War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

6 Dec 1940: Enlisted Private, WX9830, Claremont, Western Australia
6 Dec 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, WX9830, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
22 Jul 1942: Involvement Private, WX9830, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion, El Alamein

Benjamin David Parry

Born on 04 Jul 1907 in Rhondda Wales to parents David and Gwenllian Parry.
Ben was married to Joan of Nedlands.
Ben enlisted on 06 Dec 1940 at Claremont in Perth and held the rank of Private in the 2/48 Australian Infantry Battalion.
He was killed in action in Egypt and is buried at the El Alamein War Cemetery in Egypt Grave ref XV1 F 20

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"...WX9830 Private Bejamin David Parry of Cannington, WA . Pte Parry enlisted on 6 December 1940 and served with 2/48 Battalion: Australia's most decorated unit of the Second World War. The 2/48th fought at Tobruk and El Alamein. Pte Parry, aged 35, was killed in action around Tel el Eisa during the intense fighting of 22 July 1942." - SOURCE (