(Albert) Henry Jones

Memorial: Compton Greenfield, All Saints Church Memorial Window

Regiment: Kings Shropshire Light Infantry

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

Rank and number: Private 26978

Parents: Mathew and Harriet Jones

Home address: Easter Compton

Pre-war occupation: Labourer

Date of birth: 01/10/1882

Place of birth: Easter Compton

Date of death: 26/03/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Wailly Orchard Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Commemorated on Easter Compton and Compton Greenfield Memorials.

Age: 35

Further information:

Henry was born at Easter Compton, the son of a farm labourer and a middle child of eight children with five brothers and two sisters.

Albert initially enlisted in the Gloucester regiment (22664) later transferring to the 7th Battalion, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry. Albert's battalion mobilised to France in September 1915 and fought in various actions on the Western Front including the Battles of Arras and Ypres. Albert was killed in action during the First Battles of the Somme (21 March – 5 April 1918). He was one of 180,000 allied casualties and the cemetery where he is buried was used by units defending the Third Army front.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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