Charles Haddon Jones

Machine Gun Corps

Personal Details

Born: 3 May 1895 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Family: He was the only child of Edward Jones, a jeweller and watch dealer, and his wife Mary. He married Florence Price in 1929 in Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, Wales. No children can be traced for the marriage.

Residence: He lived at 37 Talbot Street up to at least 1919. In 1939 he was living at 4 The Poles, Ludlow, Shropshire.

Employment: In 1911 he was apprenticed into his father’s business as a watch repairer; in 1939 he was a salesman. At the time of his death he was working for the Union Castle Shipping Line as a senior night steward/watchman.

Died: He was killed by Kenneth Long on the liner Kenya Castle on 27 July 1963. Long was convicted of manslaughter at the Old Bailey and sent to Broadmoor prison. Charles was buried in Dar-es-Salaam, the ship’s next port of call.

Military Details

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Other Information: Appointed temporary Second Lieutenant 25 March 1917.

Further military details not known.


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