Photograph courtesy of Michael Parson


Born: 1895, Barham, Suffolk.

Died: 3rd July 1916; age 21; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 30th May 1915 – France.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 12379

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Ovillers Military Cemetery,






1901   1, Crane Hill, Ipswich.


Leonard was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Edwin Parson, 41, a Flour & Potato Merchant – own account, born Great Waldringfield, Suffolk.

Harriet Minto Parson (nee Smith), 40, born Lonham, Rutland.

Barry Strutt Parson, 18, born Wraysbury, Buckinghamshire.

Lilian Mary Parson, 13, born Victoria Park, London.

Edith Melissa Parson, 13, born Hackney, London.

Stanley Edwin Parson, 9, born Barham, Suffolk.

Kathleen Minto Parson, 7, born Barham.

Frith Parson, 3, born Bildeston, Suffolk.

Florence Elizabeth Parson, 2, born Bildeston.

1 visitor.


1911   239, Ranelagh Road, Ipswich.


Leonard was 15 years old, a Garden Boy – Private Service. He was livng with his parents & siblings.

Edwin, 52, a Potato Dealer – employer.

Harriet, 50.

Stanley, 19, a Draper’s Porter.

Kathleen, 17, Assisting in House Duties.

Frith, 14, Assisting in Father’s Business.

Florence, 13.

Olive Mabel Parson, 10, born Ipswich.

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