Charles Parrish

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Charles Parrish

Bank: Bradford District Bank

Place of work: Foreign Business Department, Bradford

Died: 20 October 1917

Charles Parrish was born in Halifax on 7 May 1897, the son of Willie Parrish, a miner, and his wife Amanda Matilda. In 1914 he went to work for Bradford District Bank in its foreign business department.

During the First World War Parrish served as an Ordinary Telegraphist in the navy. He died when the Thomas Stratten, a trawler on which he was serving, was struck by a German mine on 20 October 1917. He was 20 years old.

The bank's archives include a photograph of Parrish, annotated 'In loving memory of our dear boy Charles Parrish. Born May 7 1897. Lost at sea Oct 20th 1917. Just a ray of sunshine. From Mr & Mrs Parrish'.

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