Other names: Charles George
Locations in this story: Semley, WiltshireFrance & FlandersGuards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, FranceHuggler's Hole Cottages, SemleySt. Catherine's Church, Sedgehill, WiltshireSt. Leonard's Church, Semley, WiltshireShaftesbury, Dorset
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 (née 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). His other three brothers, Walter John Parsons, Percy Frank Parsons and Archibald Joseph Parsons, all served and survived the conflict.