Mona Parsons

1901 – 1976


Nova Scotia

Located in Willowbank Cemetery on the east side of Gaspereau Avenue

GPS location:   45°05'11"N   64°21'23"W



Mona Parsons was born in 1901 in Middleton, Nova Scotia.
During World War Two 1939-1945, she became part of a
resistance unit in Nazi-occupied Holland.  In 1941, she was
condemned by a Nazi tribunal to death by firing squad, for
helping downed Allied airmen to escape from Holland.
In 1942, this sentence was commuted to a long term of
imprisonment.  She managed to escape and made her way
to safety by posing as a German.  Mona was presented with
citations from General Eisenhower and Air Chief Marshal Tedder
of the Royal Air Force for helping Allied airmen evade enemy capture.

Links to Relevant Websites
Mona Parsons

Mona Parsons Canadian Encyclopedia

Mona Parsons Athabasca University

Mona Parsons Historica Minutes;jsessionid=89C653

Mona Parsons Wolfville Historical Society Memorial Book

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John Frederick Herbin memorial at Grand Pre J.F. Herbin memorial Grand Pre

Iron Cross monument Iron Cross monument Horton Landing

Wolfville: 1967 Centennial Project 1967 Willow Park plaque Wolfville

Stephen P. Benjamin tombstone Stephen P. Benjamin tombstone Wolfville

Sir Robert Laird Borden monument Sir Robert Laird Borden monument Grand Pre

Harold Borden monument Harold Borden monument, 1900 Canning

Abraham Gesner monument Chipman Corner

North Mountain airplane crash memorial North Mountain airplane crash memorial Brow of Mountain

Wolfville war memorial Wolfville war memorial Wolfville

Acadia U. Memorial Gym Acadia U. Memorial Gym Wolfville

Canning war memorial Canning war memorial Canning

Acacia Villa School cairn Acacia Villa School monument Hortonville

Prescott House, Starrs Point Prescott House Starrs Point

Wellington Dyke, Starrs Point Wellington Dyke Starrs Point

Marguerite Woodworth tombstone Marguerite Woodworth tombstone Church Street

Perez Coldwell memorial Perez Coldwell memorial, 1852 "A man from Gaspereau"

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