Rifleman

Albert Victor Parslow

Conflict: 
WW1
Additional Information: 

Son of Henry and Eliza Parslow, of Normanby, Taranaki, New Zealand.

References:
  • CWGC
  • Archives New Zealand
NZ WAR GRAVES

Public Contributions:

Albert Victor Parslow (Service no. 52877) was a First World War soldier with links to Burwood, Christchurch. Albert Parslow was conscripted into the New Zealand Expeditionary Force on 7 March 1917 and died aged 23 years on 6 January 1918. He had blue eyes, a dark complexion, dark brown hair, and measured 5’ 8” (1.73m) in height. Albert was born in Trafalgar, Victoria, Australia on 14 February 1895 to Eliza (nee Tillett) and Harry Parslow both of London, England. The family of four, with children Albert and older sister Emily, sailed on the SS Hauroto to Lyttelton, New Zealand arriving 19 October 1895. The remainder of the family Mabel, Pearl, Ruby, Harry, Gladys, Myrtle and Ivy were born in New Zealand. Albert attended Burwood Primary School from 1900 until 1908. His siblings all left the school at about the same time and the family apparently moved to Ohoka. At the time of conscription the Parslow family, sans Albert, appear to be resident in Normanby, Taranaki. Albert Parslow is not mentioned on the Burwood School memorial as it was erected prior to his conscription. But his name does appear on the Burwood War Memorial, as Albert was working in the Burwood area of Christchurch when he was conscripted,. According to New Zealand army records Albert embarked from Wellington on the 16 July 1917 on the Athenic, destination Liverpool, England. In France, on 9 December 1917, he marched to Etaples and on the 31 December 1917 Albert joined his Unit 3, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2 Battalion, then was posted to C Company. Going by these dates Albert survived life in the trenches for seven days before being wounded by gunshot in the abdomen and dying of his wounds. Albert is buried in the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. http://ketechristchurch.peoplesnetworknz.info/site/topics/show/1736-albe... This is as much history as I can find about Albert Victor Parslow. I am a library assistant with the Christchurch City Libraries and we have researched World War I soldiers whose names appear on local war memorials. ... Read More

Personal Tributes:

Casualty

Service Number: 
52877
Name:
Albert Victor Parslow
Rank: 
Rifleman
Date of Birth:
Not known
Next of Kin: 
Harry Parslow (father), Normanby, Taranaki, New Zealand
Date of Enlistment:
Not known
Occupation on Enlistment: 
Farmer
Armed Force: 
Army
Unit:
3 New Zealand (Rifle) Brigade, 2 Battalion

Casualty Details

Cause of Death:
Died of wounds
Date of Death:
06 January 1918
Day of Death:
Sunday
Age at Death: 
23
Conflict: 
WW1

Embarkation Details

Embarkation Body:
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Place:
Wellington, New Zealand
Embarkment Date:
16 July 1917
Transport:
HMNZT 88
Vessel:
Athenic
Destination:
Liverpool, England

Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum

Cemetery

Cemetery Reference: 
XXVI. DD. 9A.
Cemetery Location: 
Belgium
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