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1914-15 Star

1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal, Airman 2nd Class G.E. Parsons, Royal Air Force, former South Staffs Regiment. Geoerge Ebenezer Parsons was born in 1881 in Birmingham. He enlisted…

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1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal, Airman 2nd Class G.E. Parsons, Royal Air Force, former South Staffs Regiment.

Geoerge Ebenezer Parsons was born in 1881 in Birmingham.
He enlisted for the Duration of the War with Army on 11th August 1914 aged 33, he served with the 3rd Battalion South Staffs Regiment first.

He landed in France with the BEF as part of the 2nd 5th South Staffs on 17th march 1913
He received a gunshot wound in action to the right arm on 26th September 1915 during the first day of the Battle of Loos, where the South Staffordshire battalions suffered heavy casualties upwards of 70%.
Having recovered he returned to France on 29th November 1915 suffered another Gunshot Wound to the arm on 9th March 1917.
After once again recovering, he transferred to the R.F.C. on 5th July 1917.
He returned to France with the RFC on 28th September 1917, where he served until 8th March 1919.
He was discharged on 20th April 1920