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Place of Birth: Rathmell, Yorkshire
Service No: 40962
Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s (North Staffordshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 8th (Service) Battalion
Division: 19th (Western) Division
Date of Death: 1918-04-24
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: IX. A. 15.
CWGC Cemetery: BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: RATHMELL, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: RIMINGTON, YORKSHIRE
Robert Parsons was the son of Robert and Alice Parsons, née Frankland. Robert, senior, was born at Rathmell and Alice at Long Preston, Yorkshire. Robert, junior, was the cousin of T/2nd Lieutenant Ernest Parsons (q.v.).
1891 Rathmell, Yorkshire Census: Milgate House - Robert Parsons, aged 4 years, born Giggleswick, Yorkshire, son of Robert and Alice Parsons.
1901 Great Mitton, Yorkshire Census: Mitton Old Hall - Robert Parsons, aged 14 years, born Rathmell, Yorkshire. [Robert was employed by Robert Dibb, Farmer.]
1911 Gargrave, Yorkshire Census: Stainton Hall - Robert Parsons, aged 24 years, born Rathmell, Yorkshire. [Robert was living with Benjamin Knowles, Farmer.]
The British Army Service Record for Robert Parsons exists but may be incomplete.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Robert Parsons, 38304, Lincolnshire Regiment & 40962, North Staffordshire Regiment.
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
PARSONS, Robert, aged 31, son of late Mr. And Mrs. Robert Parsons, Stones House, [Elslack], died of wounds, 1918.
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Private Robert PARSONS
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s (North Staffordshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 19th (Western) Division
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