George Jones

Royal Defence Corps

Personal Details

Born: In 1875 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 26 August the same year in St. Alkmund’s parish Church.

Family: He was the eldest of five children born to Robert Jones, a boilermaker, and his wife Sarah. He married Ada Eliza Croxon in 1902 in Whitchurch and together they had four children – Olive, Ethel Sarah, Frederick Thomas and George A.

Residence: At the time of George’s baptism the family were living in Newtown, Whitchurch. In 1881 and 1891 he lived in Green End, Whitchurch with his parents and siblings. In 1901 he was living with his brother, John, at 3 Deermoss Road, Whitchurch; in 1911 he lived with his wife and children at 24 Yardington, the address shown on the 1919 Absent Voters’ Register. When he died his address was 26 Yardington.

Employment: He was an iron moulder in 1911.

Died: In 1929 in Whitchurch, aged 53 and was buried on 13 February the same year in Whitchurch cemetery.

Military Details

Regiment: Royal Defence Corps

Rank: Not known

Service Number: 406543 (previously 200195 and 1538)

Date of Enlistment: Not known

Date of Discharge: Not known

Reason for Discharge: Not known

Medals and Awards

Not known

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