PARR, George
(Service number 24219)

First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 1 March 1883 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Edward PARR (mother), Pleasant Point, South Canterbury
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 13th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Date 27 May 1916
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Plymouth or Devonport, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 13 April 1955 Age
Place of Death Geraldine
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of Edward PARR. Brother of Cuthbert and Stephen 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."


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [16 November 2014]; SCRoll web submission by V Jaenecke, 16 April 2015

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