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William Parsons
« on: Saturday 14 November 20 22:09 GMT (UK) »
I'm going round and round in circles and clearly missing something  >:(

I have William Parsons born c 1893
married18 Mar 1922 at Newport Registry Office to Catherine Munro. age 28, coal hewer living at 36 Robert Street Newport father William Parsons (dec'd) also a coal hewer.
Witnesses  Alfred Charles Fairfax and Elizabeth Jones

1939 Elizabeth Jones widow is living at 36 Robert street, I'm quessing she is his landlady. Alfred Charles Fairfax married someone called Pring (a Pring family live next door in Robert Street). I don't think William Parsons is related to either of the witnesses.

fast forward to 1939 William and Catherine are living in Abbots Langley nr Watford Herts, with their children (all deceased now). He is a crane driver. (dob 27 Feb 1893)

William died in Dec qtr 1955 in Watford aged 62.

I can't find him pre his wedding, with his family!

I think I have found his medal card and pension ledger unfortunately I don't have access to Fold3 to see if it gives any further information, like birth place.
but not 100%  reg  numbers  21970, 1408; Grenadier Guards / machine gun corps

Can anyone give me any pointers on where to look next?
Thanks for taking time to read and hoepfully give some input.
Jenny

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Re: William Parsons
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 14 November 20 22:52 GMT (UK) »
Ok... no worries I found him

His mother married 3 times and liked travelling around a bit!
William was product of her second marriage.
1911 he has his step-father's name (Bowen)
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