George Thomas Parsons

Surname: Parsons
Other names: George Thomas
Other people in this story:
John Parsons
Emily Catherine Parsons (nee Watts)
Arthur John Parsons
Phyllis Mary Halsey-Macer
Locations in this story:
Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
St. Pancras, London
Frome, Somerset

George Thomas Parsons was born in Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 20 Jan 1900 the son of John Parsons (a Farmer and Builder) and Emily Catherine Parsons (nee Watts).  He spent his early life with his family in and around Motcombe Street, Motcombe.  He attended Shaftesbury Grammar School for some of his education.  According to school records he had enlisted in the Royal Engineers but no Military record has been found at this time. He appears on a list of Old Boys living in London or suburbs in the February 1922 edition of the Shaftesbury Grammar School magazine and married Phyllis Mary Halsey-Macer in the St. Pancras area, London, in 1924.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 60 Rolls Hill, Frome, Somerset, described as a Transport Maintenance Engineer.  He died in Frome, Somerset, on 24 Jun 1967.

George's brother Arthur John (b.1898) also served in the war and sadly died in 1919 of wounds received in France while with the Gloucestershire Regiment.


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