Henry Joseph Stone

Memorial: Frampton Cotterell - St. Peter’s Church

Regiment: Bedfordshire Regiment

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Serjeant 14850

Parents: Albert James and Georgiana Stone (nee Screen)

Home address: Church Road, Frampton Cotterell, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Stoker on a loco at the colliery in 1911

Date of birth: 1890

Place of birth: Frampton Cotterell, Bristol

Date of death: 13/05/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: Arras Memorial, France (Ref: Bay 5)

Age: 27

Further information:

Henry Joseph Stone was born in 1890 in Frampton Cotterell, to parents Albert James and Georgiana Stone (nee Screen), he was brother to Arthur, Robert, Sidney, Victor, Caroline (Bessie), Edward and Reginald. Their father was born in Westerleigh and worked as a blacksmith. Henry was working as a stoker on a loco at the colliery in 1911

Five boys of the Stone family fought in the war. Four were wounded including Reginald who died in Bath Hospital in 1922

Henry served with the 7th Battalion of the Bedfordshire Regiment. He was Killed in Action at the Battle of Cambrai on the 13th May 1917 at the age of 27. Henry was awarded the British War, Victory and 1914-15 Star medals

Henry Joseph Stone is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France (Ref: Bay 5). He is also remembered on the St Peter’s Church War Memorial in Frampton Cotterell and the Chipping Sodbury and District War Memorial Cottage Hospital board, now at Yate and District Heritage Centre, under Frampton Cotterell

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Yate and District Heritage Centre, Forces War Records and Glosgen.co.uk