Parsons, W H
WILLIAM HENRY PARSONS
Remembered with honour Dickebusch New Military Cemetery: Row A, Grave 34.
He enlisted in Bedford, and was formerly Private 23895 Middlesex Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, William’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an In Memoriam for William in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 13 April 1918.
Son of the late Robert Clark and Hannah Maria (nee TIDBURY) PARSONS; husband of Margaret Rose (nee PETERS) PARSONS.
His parents married 21 September 1862 at St Dunstan’s, Stepney, London. Hannah died 1902 in the Hendon, Middx, district aged 58, and was buried 9 May at St Nicholas’, Elstree, Herts; Robert died 16 May 1904 in Bushey Heath, Herts, aged 64, and was buried 19 May, also at St Nicholas’.
William was born 1880 in Elstree, and baptised 9 March 1881 at St Nicholas’, Elstree. He married 1904 at St Nicholas, Elstree; they had three children. He was appointed R Postman Watford October 1907, and Postman Watford February 1910. He resided in Watford. Margaret never remarried and died 1970 in the Watford district aged 82.
On the 1881 Census, aged 7 months he lived in Edgware, Middx, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1891 Census, aged 10 he lived in Elstree, with his mother and three siblings. On the 1901 Census, Harry a postman aged 20 lived in Little Stanmore, Middx, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, a postman aged 30 he lived in Watford, with his wife and two children.
Date of death10/04/1917
Age at death36
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)