A. E. Parsons
Service no. 653411
Rifleman, London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles), 1st/21st Battalion
Born in Lambeth; enlisted in Camberwell; lived in Brixton
Killed in action 7 June 1917, aged about 36
Remembered at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium
Information from the 1911 census
In 1911 Lambeth-born Albert Edward Parsons, 30, was working as a drapery warehouseman and living with his wife and family in five rooms at 40 Bellefields Road, Stockwell. Jessie Emily Parsons, 29, was from Southwark. Their two sons were Albert Edward Parsons, 6, born in Newington, and Horace William Parsons, 2. The household included a boarder: John Frederick Knight, a 22-year-old single jeweller’s packer, from Newington.