6 March 1919 We Lost 200

Today’s losses include:

  • A well-known Rugby International
  • A family that lost three sons in service including a Victoria Cross winner killed in the South Africa War
  • A military Chaplain

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Commander Guy Fowell Parsons (HMS Nigella Royal Navy) dies of injuries after falling down steps and fracturing his skull at age 37. He is a well-known Rugby International and he has had two brothers fall in the service of their king.  Lieutenant Commander Raymond S Parsons (Royal Naval Division) was killed in 1915 on Gallipoli and Lieutenant Francis Newton Parsons VC (Essex Regiment) was killed in the South Africa War in March 1900 after going to the aid of Private Ferguson on 15th February 1900 which will reward him the Victoria Cross.
  • Chaplain David Jenkins dies on service at home at age 32.