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Those Who Came After The Original 500

(Extract from Coaker's Recruits)

Pte. Pierce Parsons. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Parsons, born at Lumsden, Oct. 17th 1896, aged 23 years, who until 19 years of age attended the day school and thence to the Methodist College, St. John's, where he spent a year, after which he started teaching.
For two years he taught at Englee, the third year went to Lewisporte and took charge of the Superior School there, remaining until about the middle of January 1917, when he enlisted as Coaker Recruit, Ist Nfld. Regt. After four months training he went overseas to France where he received his fatal wound August 17th being taken from the battle field to the Geneva Hospital in France where he died August 18th and was buried at Le Treport in France.

Private Parsons was a young man of many good qualities, being held high in respect by all who knew him.
Truly it may be said he died a Hero fighting for Freedom and Justice against the brutal Huns.

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