Friday 22 July 2011

Sergeant Henry Robert Parsons

Born on 22 January 1890 in East Ham, Essex, England - next of kin listed as Thomas John Parsons, Lethbridge, Alberta - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; red hair.

Joined the 13th Regiment, Canadian Mounted Rifles, CEF, in Calgary, Alberta, on 1 September 1915 (number 552753) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 17 or 18 August 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 27 April 1919.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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