PARR , Stephen
(Service number 3/2180)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Chaplain|
|Date||8 December 1890||Place of Birth||Pleasant Point|
|Date||9 February 1916||Age||28 years 1 month|
|Address at Enlistment||Heathcote Valley, Christchurch|
|Occupation||Church of England Minister|
|Previous Military Experience||Territorials|
|Next of Kin||Mrs E. PARR (mother), Pleasant Point, South Canterbury|
|Medical Information||Height 5 feet 10 inches. Weight 160 lbs. Chest measurement 34½-38 inches. Complexion fresh. Eyes blue. Hair brown. Sight, hearing & colour vision all normal. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily & mental health. No slight defects. No fits. Oblique scar right side forehead. Fit.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||New Zealand Medical Corps|
|Date||27 May 1916|
|Transport||Willochra or Tofua|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Plymouth or Devonport, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Chaplaincy Department|
|Service Medals||British War Medal; Victory Medal|
|Military Awards||Military Cross|
Award Circumstances and Date
For Act of Gallantry in Field
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||26 February 1919||Reason||Struck off Strength of N.Z.E.F.|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Minister of religion
|Date||26 October 1956||Age|
|Place of Death||4A Bidwill Street, Timaru (residence)|
|Notices||Timaru Herald, 27 October 1956|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Timaru Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 57, Plot 1318|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Son of Edward PARR. Brother of George and Cuthbert PARR and cousins of George and Charles VERITY who also served in WWI.
Victoria Jaenecke recounts (of the Parr and Verity cousins): "Their mothers were sisters, Mary Ann and Fanny Gould, of 'The Waterfalls' farm 20 km from Pleasant Point."
In 1903 Stephen qualified for an Education Board Junior Scholarship.
Stephen married an English nurse named Annie Jenkins and the couple had two children - Alison and Ormston. In 1956 he wrote "Canterbury Pilgrimage: the First Hundred Years of the Church of England in Canterbury, New Zealand".
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [16 November 2014]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5549 0090355) [25 September 2016], NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5556 0360826) [25 September 2016]; Timaru Herald, 14 January 1903, 4 April 1903, 7 December 1903, 30 January 1905, 31 January 1907, 18 April 1913, 2 May 1916, 12 July 1917, Evening Post, 14 February 1908, Nelson Evening Mail, 13 February 1909, Star, 13 June 1913, 2 May 1916, 21 October 1916, 2 December 1916, 14 July 1917, 6 September 1917, 27 October 1917, 29 August 1919, Otago Daily Times, 10 June 1914, Press, 4 December 1916, 14 October 1918, 15 November 1919, 21 April 1922, 19 December 1922, 12 May 1923, 15 November 1926, Feilding Star, 13 July 1917, Temuka Leader, 14 July 1917, Southland Times, 16 July 1917, Evening Post, 6 July 1918, Sun, 29 August 1919 (Papers Past) [04 December 2013; 25 September 2016; 15 April 2017]; SCRoll web submission by V Jaenecke, 16 April 2015; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [12 January 2016]; Marriage record All Saints Church, Marylebone, London (interactive.ancestry.com.au) [12 January 2016]; Timaru Herald, 27 October 1956 [x 2] (Timaru District Library) [27 September 2016; 07 October 2016]; SCrollw eb submission by L Setwart, 26 April 2019
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