Lt Harold Charles Parsons MC, Royal Engineers

1893 Jan/Mar Born St Thomas, Devon. His father Henry John D Parsons was a surveyor.

1901 census at Rosemont, Heavitree Road, Exeter

1911 census at 88 St Andrews Road Exmouth

1914 Dec 22. Landed in France

1916 Jan 8. Commissioned in Corps of Engineers. The undermentioned to be temporary Second Lieutenants: — Harold Charles Parsons.

1917 Jul 9. Promoted to Lt in RE

1917 Aug 20 MC gazetted T./2nd Lt. Harold Charles Parsons, Sig. Coy., R.E. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was in charge of a working party burying cable for four successive nights, during which they were heavily shelled, and it was entirely due to his courage and example that the work was successfully completed. Although under hostile fire of every description, he showed the greatest fearlessness throughout in superintending repairs and re-establishing communication

1920 Jul 27. Joined the ADRIC with service no. 1. RIC no 72096. Posted to J Coy

1921 Jan 28 - 13 Feb Leave

1921 Apr 25 - 4 May Leave

1921 May 21 Posted to Depot

1921 May 28 Posted to C Coy.

1921 Aug 9 - 9 Sep Leave

1921 Aug 12. Re-engaged in ADRIC

1921 Dec 12. Relinquishes his commission in the British Army. At this point he has been in ADRIC for nearly 5 months, but there are many instances of the "housekeeping" of the Army taking time to catch up with the vast number of officers relinquishing commission

1921 Dec 31 - 13 Jan Leave

1922 Jan 13 Discharged from ADRIC on demobilisation

1922 May 4. Leaves UK on SS Olympic for New York. He is a Surveyor and intends to reside in USA. Travels 2nd Class. Harold Charles Parsons is travelling with Robert Phillip Smith, James William Akerman and Mortimer Osmond Griffiths and they are going to Anderson's Ranch Durango, Mexico

1928 Apr 15 Leaves USA . He has been living in Douglas Arizona since arriving in USA, and he is a "miner"

1929 Feb 5. Arrives in Arizona, USA from Mexico

1942 Oct 21. Intelligence Corps. 2nd Lt. H. C. Parsons (183979) relinquishes his commn.

1943 Jan 13. Leaves UK for New York on SS Meiningen. His occupation is given as mining, and his last permanent address as Veleki, Yugoslavia.

1945 Nov 14. Leaves UK bound for Port Said on SS Drottningholm. He is an Engineer.

1957 Sep 9. dies in Beirut

 

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