Lance Corporal 11345 Albert Henry Jones

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Died of Wounds on Tuesday, 17th November 1914, age 25.
Buried in Grave I. H. 2. at Hamburg Cemetery, Hamburg, Germany.

2nd Bn., Worcestershire Regiment. 5th Brigade of 2nd Division.

Born: Tipton, Enlisted: Birmingham, Resident: Tipton.

First landed France & Flanders, 14th August 1914.
Medal entitlement: 1914 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.

Not commemorated on any Tipton memorial.
Commemorated here because identified as Tipton on 'Soldiers Died in the Great War'.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/902412/

Genealogical Data

Birth of Albert Henry Jones registered December quarter 1888 in Dudley.

1901 Census
Toll End Road, Tipton, Staffs.
Boarding with Ralph and Elizabeth Maydew were:
William Jones (39, Labourer at Boiler Makers), his wife Eliza J. (31) and their 3 children: Albert H. (12), Alice E. (9) and Arthur (5). All born Tipton.

1911 Census
2nd Battalion, the Worcestershire Regiment, Jhansi; India.
Albert Jones, Private, age 22, Single, born Tipton, Staffs.

Personal Data

As Albert Jones died in Germany, he must of course have been a prisoner-of-war, it is believed that he fought at the battle of Gheluvelt on 31st October 1914. Despite this, he is not on the 1914 Star Medal Roll at the National Archives, this must be a mistake.

A Casualty List in the 9th January 1915 Worcester Herald reported L/C A. H. Jones of TIpton being wounded, by this time he had been dead for almost 2 months. This could be explained by his being reported wounded by a comrade, and then being taken Prisoner of War, where he died from his wounds in Schwerin, Germany, in captivity.

The Grave photograph is courtesy of Paul Ormerod from the Great War Forum.

Action resulting in his death

Died in captivity as a Prisoner of War.

Newspaper Cuttings