Edward Parnell (sport shooter)
21 June 1875|
Bovey Tracey, Devon, England
|Died||2 February 1941
Paignton, Torbay, England
In 1912 he won the silver medal with the British team in the team military rifle competition. In the 600 metre free rifle event he finished 18th, and in the 300 metre military rifle, three positions he finished 56th.
Pre-1908 Parnell was a commissioned officer in the British Army's 2nd (South) Middlesex Volunteer Reserve Corps, a unit with a high reputation for rifle sports marksmanship in British Army military circles. Post-1908 he served with the 13th County of London Regiment ("The Kensingtons"), Territorial Force.
In October 1917 his only child, Leslie Parnell, fell in action at Battle of Passchendaele as a subaltern with the 2nd Battalion of the 4th East Lancashire Regiment (on attachment from his father's Corps) at the age of 20 years.
Parnell was demobilised at the war's end in 1918 with the rank of Major.
- "Edward Parnell". Sports Reference. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
- 'The Kensingtons - 13th London Regiment' Page 7, by O. Bailey & H. Hollier (Pub. 1936).
- Parnell's WW1 Medal Index Card, The National Archive, Kew, Surrey, England.
- War Graves Commission Register
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