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Name Charles Frederick Picton Parslow
Date/Place of Birth 4 Oct 1894 / 3 Albion Street, Aylesbury, Bucks
Parents' Names Lewis Willie Parslow; Mary Elizabeth (nee Smith)
Father's Occupation/Location Accountant's Clerk; Aylesbury, Bucks
Father's Death/Incapacity Pneumonia
Admitted to AO 30 Nov 1900 (Aged 6)
Admission No 5445
Left OWS&AO 9 Dec 1908 (Aged 14)
Occupation/Residence Clerk Assistant; 19&23 Young Street, Kensington
Enlistment Location London
Service/Rank/Number Army; Private; 2392
Battalion/Regiment 2nd City of London Battalion, London Regiment
Killed/Death 1 Jul 1916 (Aged 21)
Country/Memorial/Cemetry France;Gommecourt British Cemetery No.2, Hebuterne
Memorial Reference III.H.15
Campaign Medals Victory Medal; British War Medal
Charles Frederick Picton was born to Lewis and Mary Parslow on 4 October 1894 at Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. Charles was admitted to the Alexandra Orphanage in November 1900, aged 6, soon after the death of his father. He left School in December 1908, aged 14. The 1911 Census shows Charles working as a Clerk Assistant at J Barker & Co., a Department Store in Kensington, London, and living on Company premises. Charles volunteered for military service soon after the outbreak of War and joined 2nd (City of London) Battalion, (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Private Parslow arrived in France to fight on the Western Front on 6 January 1915. He was killed in action on 1 July 1916; he was twenty one years old. Private Parslow is buried at the Gommecourt British Cemetery No 2 at Hebuterne, near Arras, in France. On 1 July 1916 the 56th (London) Division attacked Gommecourt and Gommecourt Wood. No. 2 Cemetery contains the graves of 101 soldiers, almost all from the 56th Division, who died in battle on that day. [Note: Am confident, but cannot establish beyond any doubt, that School C F and military C F are the same person]
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