Percy Frank Parsons

Surname: Parsons
Other names: Percy Frank
Other people in this story:
Joseph Parsons
Frances Parsons (nee Frost)
Elizabeth Ann James
Walter John Parsons
Archibald Joseph Parsons
Charles George Parsons
Locations in this story:
Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Semley, Wiltshire
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Abertillery, Monmouthshire, South Wales
Bedwelty, Monmouthshire, South Wales
Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, South Wales

Percy Frank Parsons was born in Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 4 Oct 1895 the son of Joseph Parsons and Frances Parsons (nee Frost).  He lived his early life with his family at Hugglers Hole, Semley, Wiltshire.  He enlisted on 4 Sep 1914 and joined the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service Nos. 2556 & 200862).  He served with the 1/4th Battalion in India from 18 Feb 1916.  On the 28 Sep 1917 he received gunshot wounds to the chest. He was discharged on 20 Mar 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals. His family had moved to Longcross, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and he was registered at that address until 1920.  He moved to Monmouthshire, South Wales and by the time of the 1939 Register he was the Licensee of the Tillery Fountain, Penybont Road, Abertillery, Monmouthshire, and still single.   He eventually married Elizabeth Ann James in Bedwelty, Monmouthshire, in 1946.  He died at the Neville Hall Hospital, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, on 5 Nov 1964.   Of his brothers, Charles George Parsons, died in service whilst Walter John Parsons and Archibald Joseph Parsons both served and survived the conflict.


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