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2LT Roy E. Parrish
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Birth: Nov. 28, 1888
Harrison County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 22, 1918, France

West Virginia State Senator. Roy E. Parrish was born in Wallace, West Virginia, a son of Thomas Jefferson and Mary (Morgan) Parrish. His father was a Clarksburg, WV businessman and banker. Roy graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan and from West Virginia University, with a law degree. He practiced law 1910-1917. He was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1912 and served through 1913. In 1914, he was elected to the West Virginia State Senate from the Twelfth Senatorial District. He served on many committees, including Public Library, Militia and Education. He volunteered to the Army in 1917, and, as an officer, served as an assistant judge advocate. In 1918, he was ordered to the front and worked as a liaison. He was killed in action in July of 1918 in France. Roy Parrish's death occurred in France, in a field, and he was buried in a shell hole. His father requested that a search be conducted for his remains, and those were eventually identified. His remains were moved to the American Cemetery in Oise-Aisne, France. There is a marker placed in his memory in the West Virginia National Cemetery near Grafton, West Virginia. The Journal of the Senate of the State of West Virginia for the Thirty-Fourth Regular Session, Appendix F, includes several speeches given as tributes to Senator Parrish. A book is available of the tributes offered in remembrance and honor of the late senator. It is entitled Roy Earl Parrish (late a Senator from the Twelfth Senatorial District): Memorial Addresses Delivered in the Senate of West Virginia, January 21, 1919. Said Major John Bond of Roy Parrish, "He was one of the most fearless men I ever knew."

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Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement de l'Aisne
Picardie, France
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2LT Roy E. Parrish
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