Joseph Henry Jones

Royal Engineers

Personal Details

Born: 3 August 1899 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Family: He was the eighth of ten children born to George Jones, a farm labourer, and his first wife Mary. Mary died in 1901 and George married again to Martha Oliver with whom he had two further children. Also living in the household were three children from Martha’s previous marriage. He married Edith M Hopley in 1921 in Whitchurch and together they had three children – George C, Frances M E and Vera W.

Residence: He lived at 8 Mill Cottages, Grindley Brook, Whitchurch until at least 1919. In 1939 he was living at Beckley Brook, Tarvin, Cheshire.

Employment: In 1939 he was a road labourer.

Died: In 1938 in Chester, aged 40.

Military Details

Regiment: Royal Engineers (as per the 1919 Absent Voters’ Register)

Rank: Not known

Service Number: The 1919 Absent Voters’ Register quotes his service number as 452460. This number was, however, allocated to John Morris Davies who died of wounds in WW1.

Date of Enlistment: Not known

Date of Discharge: Not known

Reason for Discharge: Not known

Other Information:

Brother of Walter Jones who also served in WW1.


Medals and Awards

Not known

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