PARSONS, George Alexander

Rank: 
Captain
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Somerset Light Infantry
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
162020
Honours & Awards: 
Died : 
Monday, October 9, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
23
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Roll of Honour: 

Captain Parsons MC was killed at Sarande.

No 2 Commando War Diary entry:  " 9th Oct'44. Sarande - 3 troop moving round left flank come upon enemy positions suddenly. Heavy spandau and rifle grenade fire. Capt. Parsons MC is hit. Lt Coyle takes over but is hit in the leg. Moves forward again but is killed by grenade."

Second entry in the No 2 Commando War Diary " Revd. Banting takes party from 3 Tp. to bury Capt. Parsons, Lieut. Coyle, Gnr. Clarke, and Pte. Lyons." The next sentence in the War Diary relates to the Padre, "After burial he moved fwd. to bury German dead in the same posn., but is blown up on a mine. Stretcher party finds he has died of wounds - carried back to Sarande by M.O. before nightfall." 

Citation for the Military Cross  "For gallant and distinguished services in Italy". L.G.13.1.44.

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