Sedgehill War Memorial 1

Charles George Parsons

Surname: Parsons
Other names: Charles George
Other people in this story:
Walter Joseph Parsons
Frances Parsons nee Frost
Locations in this story:
Semley, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, France
Huggler's Hole Cottages, Semley
St. Catherine's Church, Sedgehill, Wiltshire
St. Leonard's Church, Semley, Wiltshire
Shaftesbury
Salisbury Cathedral

Story:
Charles George Parsons was born in 1898 in Semley, Wiltshire. He was the son of Walter Joseph Parsons (known as Joseph), a general labourer, and Frances Parsons (nee Frost). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, a Scholar and living at Huggler's Hole Cottages, Semley. He enlisted in Shaftesbury as a Private and joined the 6th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 14501). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 9th November 1916 and was buried in the Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, France (grave id. X.X.8). He is remembered on the Memorial Plaque in St. Catherine's Church, Sedgehill, the War Memorial in St. Leonard's churchyard, Semley, Wiltshire, the Semley Baptist Church Memorial Plaque (now in St. Leonard's Church) and in Salisbury Cathedral Book of Remembrance.

Images:
  • Sedgehill War Memorial 2

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives