John Ernest George Jones

King's Liverpool Regiment

Personal Details

Born: 18 March 1900 in Tilstock, Shropshire and baptised on 15 April the same year in Tilstock Parish Church.

Family: He was the fourth of nine children born to George Jones, a farm wagonner, and his wife Harriet Ann. He married Ivy G Gill in 1935 in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire and together they had two children – Joy G and David G.

Residence: In 1901 he lived with his family in Tilstock Village, Whitchurch, Shropshire; by 1911 they had moved to 3 The Poplars, Uppington, Wellington, Shropshire. In 1939 he was living at 35 Hatton Crescent, Wednesfield, Staffordshire.

Employment: In 1918 he was a farm labourer; in 1939 he was a labourer in a tyre factory.

Died: In 1992 in Wolverhampton, aged 92.

Military Details

Regiment: King’s Liverpool Regiment

Rank: Private

Service Number: 97087

Date of Enlistment: 17 April 1918

Date of Discharge: 10 April 1919

Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation

Other Information: After demobilisation he re-enlisted in King’s Shropshire Light Infantry (number 48288) on 11 April 1919 and was discharged 7 August 1919, no longer physically fit.

Medals and Awards

None awarded as did not serve overseas



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