Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Ernest Howard Parsons

In memory of:

Corporal Ernest Howard Parsons

June 2, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

McGill 71.

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regt.)

Additional Information


Born:

April 6, 1894
Neepawa, Manitoba

Son of Robert William and Catherine Emily Parsons, of 9529-103rd Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta. He was a student at the University of Alberta and was Captain of the Champion University Rugby team.

Commemorated on Page 145 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VII. F. 1.

Location:

OOSTTAVERNE WOOD CEMETERY is located 6.5 km south of Ieper town centre on the Rijselseweg N336 connecting Ieper to Lille. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg. 3.5 Km along the Rijselseweg the road forks with the N365. The N336 is the left hand fork towards Lille. The OOSTTAVERNE WOOD CEMETERY is located 2 Km after this left hand fork on the right hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Ernest Parsons
  • Entrance
  • Cemetery
  • Grave Marker
  • Inscription– Corporal Ernest Howard McGill is also commemorated on the Menin Gate ... Inscription on the Menin Gate - August 2012 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial– Corporal Ernest Howard Parsons is also commemorated on the Menin Gate ... Menin Gate - August 2012 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Panels– Corporal Ernest Howard Parsons is also commemorated on the Menin Gate ... Panel 10 of the Menin Gate - August 2012 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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