Service No. 5196
Lance Corporal, Honourable Artillery Company, 2nd Battalion
Killed in action aged about 26 on 15 March 1917
Born Lambeth; enlisted at Finsbury; lived in ‘Clapham’ (Soldiers Died)
Albert Parsons was born in Lambeth in 1891. On the 1911 census, he is 20 years old and living 346 South Lambeth Road (an eight-roomed house) with parents James, aged 52, a builder, and Thirza Matilda, 48, plus siblings James Loose, 23, Dora, 22 and Stanley Horace, 10. Albert and his older brother James are listed as working for their father.
Albert enlisted in the HAC on 16 November 1915 at Finsbury. Soldiers Died says that he was a resident of Clapham. Albert’ service record has survived and he gave South Lambeth Road as his home.