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Need help to identify a casualty of the Great War


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For some time now I have been trying to research my great grandfathers contribution to the Great War without a great deal of success thus far. While attempting to uncover more of his family history with the hope that this may open some leads, I found that he had a brother who it seems may have died during the war.

His name was Walter John Parsons and he was born in 1882 in Bratton Clovelly, Devon to John and Mary Parsons.

I found about 7 possibles on the CWGC website (6 W's and 1 Walter) but none of them give me enough information do determine if one of these men is the one I could be searching for.

Are there any other sources that people out there may have that could indicate a match with one of these men?

Thanks to anyone that may be able to shed some light on this for me.

Thanks.

Tim

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Hi Tim

SDGW show 9 Walters, the two nearest to Bratton Covelly are

201262 Walter Athleston Parsons

Born & Resided, St Teath

Enlisted Camelford

25840 Walter James Parsons

Born Bourton Dorset

Enlisted Taunton

Residence Frome Somerset

All the best

Wull

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Thanks Wull.

Is that the only additional source of information that may have helped me? ie. does that most likely mean that my information is incorrect?

Tim

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Tim

The only other bit of information that I can provide is that his name is not on the Bratton Clovelly War Memorial

The names are

Artur Bowles

Alexander Brown

Alfred Hutchison

Nicholas Palmer

Cecil Pike

All the best

Wull

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HiTim

In the GRO war deaths - other ranks;

Walter J PARSONS private 25840 in the BLI died in 1917

if this is the right guy then the volume number is 1.60, page number 114

HTH

Grant

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HiTim

In the GRO war deaths - other ranks;

Walter J PARSONS private 25840 in the BLI died in 1917

if this is the right guy then the volume number is 1.60, page number 114

HTH

Grant

Thanks Grant.

From Wull's earlier post it seems that this man is a Walter James rather than a Walter John.

Looks to me like I may have had a bum lead to begin with.

Thanks anyway.

Tim

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