We have been able to identify Charles Lightfoot (as commemorated on the Bronington Memorial) and Charles Jones (as recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission) as the same person through the service number 22028 serving with the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry.
It is likely that Charles is Charles Lightfoot, born in Malpas Cheshire in 1896, the eldest son of George and Mary Lightfoot of Fenns Lane, Bronington, Whitchurch, Shropshire (now Flintshire, Wales). We have been unable to confirm why he used the name Jones when he enlisted in the army.
Charles is recorded as a domestic gardener in the 1911 Census.
Regiment : 7th Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
Rank : Private
Service Number : 22028
Killed in action; France 18 August 1916 Aged 20
More information about Charles Lightfoot (serving as Charles Jones) is available from Flintshire War Memorials.
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