William Charles Parish (1888-1917)

William Charles ParishThis portrait of William Charles Parish (who was a farm worker from Little Plumstead) is a recent donation to the Norfolk Heritage Centre photographic collections. Born at Rackheath, William enlisted in the Norfolk Regiment along with two of his fellow farm workers from the village in November 1914 (after the harvest was safely brought in). William married Mary Frances Webb and they had three children Beatrice, Elizabeth and and Ernest. He was killed at Passchendaele on October 12th 1917. This is just one of several hundred newly digitised original photographs, posters and notices connected with the First World War in Norfolk. The material is all held in the collections of the Norfolk Heritage Centre and over the course of the next few years will be posted on http://www.picture.norfolk.gov.uk (the online picture archive for Norfolk County Council Library and Information Service)


One thought on “William Charles Parish (1888-1917)

  1. This is my great-grandfather, this picture hung in my fathers home as a child. We have been searching for a copy of it for years. I have visited his memorial in Belgium, and his brother-in-law, Bertie Webb, grave. My father will be so glad to finally see a copy of this again!

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