Mona Parsons

1901 – 1976


Tombstone

Wolfville
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
    http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?
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Mona Parsons Athabasca University
    http://www.athabascau.ca/wmst/november.php


Mona Parsons Historica Minutes
    http://www.histori.ca/minutes/minute.do;jsessionid=89C653
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Mona Parsons Wolfville Historical Society Memorial Book
    http://wolfvillehs.ednet.ns.ca/whsmembookp09.html







Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
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Planters monument Planters monument Horton Landing
    /kingsco/plantermon.html


Planters cairn, Town Plot, Starrs Point Planters cairn Town Plot, Starrs Point
    /kingsco/starrspt.html


Monument: 1747 Attack at Grand Pre Monument: 1747 Attack at Grand Pre Grand Pre
    /kingsco/attack1747.html


John Frederick Herbin memorial at Grand Pre J.F. Herbin memorial Grand Pre
    /kingsco/herbin_jf.html


Iron Cross monument Iron Cross monument Horton Landing
    /kingsco/ironcross.html


Wolfville: 1967 Centennial Project 1967 Willow Park plaque Wolfville
    /kingsco/wolfwillow.html


Stephen P. Benjamin tombstone Stephen P. Benjamin tombstone Wolfville
    /kingsco/benjaminsp.html


Sir Robert Laird Borden monument Sir Robert Laird Borden monument Grand Pre
    /kingsco/borden_rl.html


Harold Borden monument Harold Borden monument, 1900 Canning
    /kingsco/borden_h.html


Abraham Gesner monument Chipman Corner
    /kingsco/gesnermem.html


North Mountain airplane crash memorial North Mountain airplane crash memorial Brow of Mountain
    /kingsco/browmtn.html


Wolfville war memorial Wolfville war memorial Wolfville
    /kingsco/wolfmem.html


Acadia U. Memorial Gym Acadia U. Memorial Gym Wolfville
    /kingsco/acadiamemgym.html


Canning war memorial Canning war memorial Canning
    /kingsco/cannmem.html


Acacia Villa School cairn Acacia Villa School monument Hortonville
    /kingsco/avschool.html


Prescott House, Starrs Point Prescott House Starrs Point
    /kingsco/prescottcr.html


Wellington Dyke, Starrs Point Wellington Dyke Starrs Point
    /kingsco/wlngtndyke.html


Marguerite Woodworth tombstone Marguerite Woodworth tombstone Church Street
    /kingsco/woodworth.html


Perez Coldwell memorial Perez Coldwell memorial, 1852 "A man from Gaspereau"
    /kingsco/coldwellp.html



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Latest content update:   2005 October 14
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