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- Thomas Henry Jones -

Unknown person Name : Thomas Henry Jones.

Son of Joseph Jones and Sarah Jones, of Shipley, West Riding of Yorkshire.

Born : 1882, Shipley, West Riding of Yorkshire.
Married : 15 July 1905, Eleanor Louisa (Lena) Brett, at the Register Office, Newport, Isle of Wight. Five children :- John William (1906); Thomas Henry (1908); Charles Alfred Walter (1910); Ellen Sarah (1913); Vera May (1916). Eleanor Jones married again in 1917 to George Bedingfield Knocker.
  Census Information :

1891 : Joseph and Sarah Jones, with their children including Thomas aged 8, are at 18 New York, Shipley, Yorkshire. Joseph Jones is a Moulder's labourer.

1901 : Joseph and Sarah Jones, with their children including Thomas aged 18, are at 18 New York, Shipley, Yorkshire. Joseph Jones is a Mill Foreman, Thomas Jones is a Stone Quarry Labourer.

1911 : Thomas and Eleanor Jones, with their children, are at Cross St., Cowes. Thomas Jones is a General labourer (builder).

  Service details :

Private 6748 Thomas Henry Jones, 10th Bn., Yorkshire Regiment.

  Casualty Details :

Died : 12 July 1916, aged 34.

Buried at : Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.

CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Cowes War Memorial
Cowes St Mary's Church Roll of Honour
County War Memorial Carisbrooke Castle

  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Saturday, August 12, 1916 Page 2

The sad news has been received by Mrs. Jones, of Brunswick-road, that her husband, Pte. Thomas Henry Jones, machine-gun section of the Yorkshire Light Infantry, had been killed in action in France between the 12th and 17th July. Deceased, who was 34 years of age, was a native of Yorkshire, and before the war was employed at the Docks and Shamblers jetty, &c. He returned to his old regiment on the outbreak of hostilities and had been at the front for a considerable time. Mrs. Jones is a Cowes woman, whose maiden name was Brett; and deceased also leaves five young children, the youngest only 8 weeks old. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved family. Deceased has one brother serving in France and another in India, and Mrs. Jones has two brothers serving, one, Charles Brett, having been wounded three times, is now disabled for further service, and the other, who has been in the East, is on his way to the Western front.

  Further Information :

  Acknowledgements :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
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Page last updated : 20 May 2014 (added to website)


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