David Parfitt was born 1888 in Clutton, Somerset, the son of Abel Parfitt and Martha Challenger. He was a full time soldier in the Royal Artillery and had postings that included France, India and Mesopotamia.
John McPherson Taylor was born 24 May 1865 in Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland and Emma Lasbury was born 13 Nov 1865 Stroud, Gloucestershire, England.
Emma Lasbury emigrated to Canada arriving 23 Sep 1872 at the age of 7.
They married 16 Mar 1887 in York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada and had 6 children between 1888 and 1903.