Jack Parsons

Surname: Parsons
Other names: Jack
Other people in this story:
Fred Parsons
Emma Maria Parsons née Gray
Elizabeth Laura Parsons née Parham
Locations in this story:
Semley, Wiltshire
Wardour, Semley, Wiltshire
Duck Street, Tisbury, Wiltshire
Mere, Wiltshire
France & Flanders

Jack Parsons was born on 21st August 1896 in Semley, Wiltshire, and baptised on 20th September 1896, the son of Fred Parsons and Emma Maria Parsons (née Gray).  He lived his early life in the Semley and Wardour, Wiltshire, area.  He enlisted on 15th February 1916 as a Private with the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 23671).  He served with both the 3rd and 1st Battalions in France & Flanders from 25 Jun 1916.  At a medical examination on 29th July 1917 he was found to have defective vision and was transferred to the 447th Agricultural Company of the Labour Corps (Service No. 496005) on 9 Aug 1917.  He was discharged on 26th April 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War medals.   He married Elizabeth Laura Parham at the Zion Hill Church, Tisbury, Wiltshire, during in Jan 1921 and they went on to have two children.  By the 1939 Register he was living at 125 Duck Street, Tisbury, Wiltshire, and was working as a Roadman for the Wiltshire County Council.   He had moved to 9 Doctor's Place, Tisbury, by the time of his death on 19th Oct 1959 which was registered at the Mere, Wiltshire, Registry.


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