Parrish Ernest

NAME Parrish Ernest
RANK IN GREECE

Gunner?

ON DEMOB

 

SERIAL NUMBER SERVICE

N/K

PRISONER

 

UNIT IN GREECE

RA, 155 Light A/A Btty, 52 Regt

ACTIVE

 

IN GREECE

March – April 1941

METHOD OF DEPARTURE

 

N/K
POW CAMPS

 

IN GREECE

 

IN OCCUPIED EUROPE

 

NOTES  –  Bought “TTWWH”.  Died 4 Dec 2005

From ww2talk website:

“155th Battery was detached to 13th Light AA Regiment under 4th AA Brigade in the Western Desert and moved to Mersa Matruh with it on 30 November 1940. 155th Battery fought at Beda Fomm under 7th Armoured Division on 6 February 1941. After that battle, the battery returned to Egypt and was sent to Greece under HQ 2nd Heavy AA Regiment. It moved to the Aliakmon position on 6 April. During the withdrawal the battery moved back to Larissa and the supported the New Zealanders in their withdrawal along the coast. Later in April, one troop helped defended the Cornith Canal while the rest supported the withdrawal of troops. It later withdrew from Greece with considerable losses. Only 4 officers and 90 men escaped.”

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