William Price Jones

Labour Corps

Personal Details

Born: 3 May 1893 in Richard’s Castle, Herefordshire and baptised on 8 August 1893 in the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Ludlow, Shropshire.

Family: He was the younger of two children born to William Jones, a blacksmith, and his wife Sarah. He married Beatrice Farmer on 3 March 1915 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Ludlow and was father to William, Sarah, Gertrude, Percy, Victor, Alan, Leslie and Cecil.

Residence: In 1901 the family was living at The Poplars, Richard’s Castle, Ludlow. In 1911 he was living at the Blacksmiths Shop, Richards Castle. At the time of enlistment he was living at 25 Egerton Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire but subsequently moved to the Police Station, Cheswardine, Market Drayton, Shropshire. In 1939 he was living at Mitnal Farm, Ludlow where he continued to live until his death.

Employment: In 1911 he was a waggoner on a farm and by 1915 he was a Police Constable. In 1939 he was a dairy farmer.

Died: 20 December 1947 in Richard’s Castle, aged 53.

Military Details

Regiment: Labour Corps (Agricultural Coy.) (previously Royal Garrison Artillery)

Rank: Private

Service Number: 494870

Date of Enlistment: 10 December 1915

Date of Discharge: 12 February 1919

Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation

Other Information: Although he enlisted in 1915 he was not called up until 30 June 1917.

Medals and Awards

Not known


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