Isle of Wight Monumental Inscriptions Record
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Surname:PARSONSAge:21 Years Date of Burial: 1896
Forename(s):BenjaminDate of Death:28 Apr 1896
  Estimated Date of Birth:1874/1875
Description:Killed in S Africa
Address:
Church Register:St Helens : St Helen's Church
Register Entry:
Burial Location:Section CY Row 40 Grave AI
Where available, burial plans may be found on the Monumental Inscription Index Coverage page
Monument Inscription:
East face
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
HENRY THOMAS PARSONS
WHO DIED
JULY 12TH 1893
AGED 52 YEARS
IT IS THE LORD, LET HIM DO WHAT SEEMETH
HIM GOOD.
SLEEP ON, BELOVED, SLEEP, AND TAKE THY REST;
LAY DOWN THY HEAD UPON THE SAVIOURS BREAST.
WE LOVE THEE WELL BUT JESUS LOVES THEE BEST.
GOOD NIGHT



SOUTH FACE
IN
EVER DEAR MEMORY
OF
BENJAMIN PARSONS
?SECOND? SON OF HENRY T PARSONS
AGED 21
WHO WAS KILLED ON APRIL 28TH 1896
AT BULLAWAYO, S. AFRICA WHILST NOBLEY
FIGHTING FOR HIS COUNTRY.
IN THE MIDEST OF LIFE WE ARE IN DEATH.
THE PAINS OF DEATH ARE PAST,
LABOUR AND SORROW CEASE ;
AND, LIFE'S LONG WARFARE CLOSED AT LAST,
HIS SOUL IS FOUND IN PEACE.

North face
ALSO
IN
FONDEST MEMORY
OF
EDWARD PARSONS
ELDEST SON OF
HENRY THOMAS PARSONS
WHO DIED JULY 12TH 1893
LORD REMEMBER ME, VERILY I PRAY UNTO
THEE. TO DAY SHALT THOU BE WITH ME IN
PARADISE.
THERE IS A VOICE ON EARTH OF KINSFOLK
WEEPING.
Other Information:Transcription and picture by Antony Barton
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