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Jenni

Unable to locate regiment and  service no. needed for IWM Lives of  First World War registration.

Can any one suggest a regiment from below poor photo?

Not found match on records for soldiers in First World war.  Survived

Married Edith and Children include Rueben - not located records

Birth detail

Record Transcription: Category    Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records

Subcategory     Civil Births    Collections from    Great Britain, England

England & Wales Births 1837-2006   

First name(s)   GEORGE RICH

Last name       PARSONS

Birth year   1888   Birth quarter 2

Registration month-            (Said to be May)

Mother's maiden name   Rich

District   St. Saviour Southwark

County                                 London      Country                                 England

Volume   1D   Page   144

Many thanks

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RedCoat

Certainly Royal Artillery, probably a Driver in the Royal Field Artillery - given his mount and spurs. If I had an initial contender it would be 1006 George R Parsons who later transferred to the Royal Engineers. 

 

I will have a search for him....

 

Kind regards, Daniel.

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Mark1959

There is a George R Parsons in the 1939 Register born 18/4/1888. Wife Edith (b. 1885). Children George, Reuben and Charles plus potentially another (closed record). 6 Camden Avenue, Camberwell

Probate record shows,died,18/6/1944 at St, Giles Hospital, Camberwell. Still living at same address.

Also found a baptism record for another child Edith May.

GRP married Edith Wyatt on 2/11/13.

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Mark1959

Jenni has confirmed she believed the above man to be the right one.

His children were born

George R 14/2/14

Edith May Parsons 22/9/17 

Reuben J 26/4/20

Charles E 10/12/22

Jenni - I would suggest ordering Edith May's birth certificate as if GRP was in the forces then it may list his service number. 

https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/

Her birth was registered in Camberwell, 4th quarter 1917

Cannot find any record that links a particular soldier to this man

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Jenni

Hi 

 

This is a great idea!  Will ask the granddaughter I am acting for.

Will see what happens and let you know!

I am not very familiar with the records but got 2  easier ones registered for another person. One was killed in action which IWM found for me so a quicker result on that one !  Many thanks Jenni

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