Other names: Louis Frank
Locations in this story: Farnham, DorsetTollard Royal, WiltshireMiddlesborough, YorkshireBradford-on-Avon, WiltshireTrowbridge, Wiltshire
Story: Louis Frank Parsons was born in Farnham, Dorset, on 2 Feb 1891 the son of Edward Parsons and Elizabeth Parsons (nee Cross). He lived his early life in Farnham and the nearby village of Tollard Royal, Wiltshire. He had enlisted with the Royal Navy on 2 Apr 1909 as a Stoker Class 3 (Service No. K.2026). He served in very many ships and places during his service rising to the rank of Stoker Petty Officer. Following the end of hostilities he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star. He remained in the service until 2 Apr 1931 having meantime married Rose Goodhill in Middlesborough, Yorkshire, during 1920. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 15 Avonfield Road, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, working as a Postman. He was embodied back in to the Royal Navy on 17 Mar 1941 and finally released on 5 Aug 1945. His death was recorded in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, on 14 Apr 1973.