Alfred Parsons papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter to Gladys [Parsons], relating to the death of her brother, George Lionel Temple Maddison, brother-in-law of A.H. Parsons (29 July 1917); Press cutting of map, with annotations (nd); Manuscript copy of letter from Captain Eric Brown to Gladys Parsons (wife) relating to her husband's grave (nd); Manuscript letter, with copy, from Captain Fred Poynder to Gladys Parsons informing her of her husband's death (13 March 1916); Manuscript copy of letter from Colonel C.M. Porteous to Gladys Parsons informing her of her husband's death (17 March 1916); Manuscript copy of letter to his family, possibly the last before his death (6 March 1916); Manuscript letter of sympathy to Mrs Parsons (nd); Manuscript copy of letter of sympathy from E. Fleetwood Berry to Gladys Parsons (24 March 1916); Manuscript copy of letter of sympathy from Captain A. MacKinnon, Commanding Officer (11 March 1916); Manuscript copies of letters of sympathy from E.T. and C. Greatwich, E.W.J. Acton and E.H. Boddington (nd, 17 March 1916, 22 March 1916); Manuscript copy and typescript letters from the India Office detailing the whereabouts of A.H. Parsons' grave (12 July 1916); Typescript letter from the India Office to Gladys Parsons informing her that her husband has been wounded (13 March 1916); Manuscript letter of sympathy to Gladys Parsons from her brother, Lionel (24 March 1916); Uniform list (nd); Portrait photograph (ca. 1909).

Administrative / Biographical History

Alfred Henry Parsons was a Captain, 2nd/9th Battalion, and attached to 1st/9th Battalion, Gurkha Rifles, serving in Mesopotamia. He was killed in action, 8 March 1916, and commemorated at Basra.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by Mrs Crawford-Stuart (daughter).

Note

In English.

Other Finding Aids

Alternative Form Available

Microfilmed.

Additional Information

File includes print-out from Commonwealth Graves Commission (29 November 1999).