Mona Louise Parsons (1901-1976) was born in Middleton, Nova Scotia and became an early member of the Dutch resistance network in Holland during the Nazi-occupation. She became the only Canadian female civilian to be imprisoned by the Nazis, and one of the first—and few—women to be tried by a Nazi military tribunal in Holland.
She received a commendation for her bravery in helping Allied airmen evade capture from both Air Chief Marshall Lord Arthur Tedder
of the Royal Air Force
on behalf of the British people, and from General Dwight Eisenhower
, expressing the gratitude of the American people.