Regt. No.: 783
Name: Parsons, Charles
Rank: Sergeant
Community: St. John's
Occupation: Office Clerk
Enlisted: December 18, 1914
Enlist. Age: 22

Bar to Military Medal
London Gazette, March 19th 1918.
Action Date, November 30th 1917 – Cambrai.
As Headquarters' signaler on the morning of 30th November he took a party of signalers and Regimental police, joined in the counterattack, remained in the front line and helped to consolidate. He got his party together and dug posts. Later on when an officer got wounded, he took command of the Platoon and held his position until the battalion was relieved. On the night of the 30th he collected wires and wired the whole of his Platoon front. By his utter disregard of danger and cheerful manner he helped others to push forward and beat off counterattacks. During the enemy attack on the 3rd December he showed splendid bravery and his party opened fire on an attacking wave and accounted for a number while the rest turned and ran back.