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Gildwiller1918

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Got this small grouping recently, was at a great price, so was hard to pass up. Boxed medals for Private C.H. Parsons, Wiltshire Regiment. The medals and ribbons have not been used. Also included was a Wilts cap badge and a shoulder tab. 

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I did check with the National Archives, Pvt. Parsons was indeed awarded both of these medals, still looking to find out more information on his service. 

 

 

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Leon is the man to advise you on this. Further possibilities are the pensions records, service records, prisoner of war records, etc.

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Very nice set of medals, I use Ancestry to find a soldiers documents you can join on a free months trail, You can find a lot of info

in a month. There are other sites like ( Find my Past ) or you could try the Wiltshire Regiments own history site.

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I just had a quick look on ancestry they do hold the service records for Charles Henry Parsons No 22367 Duke of Edinburgh's Wiltshire Regiment

But I can't access them as I'm not a member at the moment.

Also this site www.thewardrobe.org.uk/research/war-diaries ) covers the battalion war diaries of the Wilts Regiments.

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Thank you Leon, I appreciate you posts. I will have to do more research.

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Iv'e done some research for you Gildwiller.

Charles Henry Parsons born 29 Nov 1882 in Redlynch Wiltshire, Parents John and Sarah  Parsons. In 1901 employed as a Footman

 for the Barry Family of Stowell Park Wilcot Wiltshire, Enlisted on the 4 Nov 1915 in the 2nd Battalion Wiltshire Regiment

he was sent to Hove near Brighton for training, later sent to France. He was later given a Class Z rating on 2nd Jun 1919 and later discharged

to the Home Service Reserve.

In July 1931 he married Florence I Handford Born 6 April 1900 at the age of 48 she was 31 and a domestic servant, they had a son Edward K

born 29 May 1932. In the 1939 census they were living in the City of Salisbury, as far as I can tell Charles died in 1964 aged 82.

Below are some documents for him.

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Thank you Leon, I appreciate it. 

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Ancestry - 50 pounds just to join, it used to be a service offered by the state for a small sum.

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Don't know were you got that from, you can join on a free month and cancel at the end if you don't like it.

If you carry on it would cost around £14 a month Iv'e just started a deal for 4 months at £5 a month a bargain.

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I heard something different from a mail I got from them "special limited offer"
Maybe ok when you use it regularly, but not if you only use it for one or two names.

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Yes I see your point, I only use it on and off then wait for them to offer a good deal.

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