WW1 Military Cross not named, British War & Victory Medals named MAJOR T C PARSONS.
Thomas Crompton Parsons born on 5th March 1894 in Burnley and attended Pembroke House School, Lytham and lived at Fairholme, Toomoroen Road, Brunel and was an assistant Gas Engineer when he enlisted as a Private in Sept 1914 into the 2/5th East Lancashire Regiment numbered 16053 and then was commissioned as a 2nd Lt in the 11th Battalion . On 8th May 1916 he was seconded for duty with the Machine Gun Corps and landed in France on 22nd Sept 1916. On the 1st Jaan 1918 he was awarded a Military Cross ( we assume it was with the MGC) and then made a Captain. On 29th Sept 1918 he was made a Temp Major while in command of a Company with the 47th Battalion Machine Gun Corps and resigned his commission on 13th July 1920.
Thomas was a Captain in the 29th County of Lancaster (Burnley) Battalion, Home Guards during the 1939 - 1945 War.