war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Short Service.
Attestation Of
No. 8432. William Charles Parsons The Buffs.
William Charles Parsons.
Age. 18 years - two months.
Occ. Storeman.
Enlisted 28/1/ 1907 at Dover.
3rd Class education certificate awarded 15/2/07.
2nd Class awarded 2/5/09.
Qualifications - Mounted Infantry.
Next of Kin.
Father, William Parsons, 11, Bartholomew Street, Dover.
Mother, Harriet Jane, as above.
Brother (E) Ernest William, 49, Nightingale Road, Dover.
Brother (Y) Stanley, with services?
Awarded clasps to his medals.
Awarded two G. C. badges.
Joined at Canterbury 31 January 1907.
The Buffs, attested Pte. 4/5/07.
D. Posted Pte, 30/7/10.
D. Transferred to Army Reserve Pte, 27/1/14.
1st. Died Pte. 20/10/14 or since.
Killed in action Field 20/10/14.
On his transfer to Army reserve.
Employment Sheet.
Groom and Chauffer.
Intended place to live C/O Capt. Mr Creswell, Depot, The Buffs.
Character Honest, industrious, trustworthy, intelligent, a trained chauffer, a clean sheet whole of service. 28/11/13.
Father, William Parsons, 10, Bartholomew Street, Dover.
Harriet, as above.
Brothers, full blood, none.
Half Blood, Ernest Parsons, age 40, 40, Nightingale Road, Dover.
Sister, Florence, age 30, 10, Bartholomew Street, Dover.

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