Lance Corporal 19634 Joseph Jones

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Died of Wounds on Thursday, 2nd September 1915, age unknown.
Buried in Grave III. B. 20. at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

1st Bn., Wiltshire Regiment. 7th Brigade of 3rd Division.
Formerly 11637 Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry.

Born: Tipton, Enlisted: Nuneaton, Warks, Resident: Askern, Yorks.

First landed France & Flanders, 4th May 1915.
Medal entitlement: 1914-15 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/145246/

Genealogical Data

Insufficient detail to allow identification of Joseph Jones on the census returns.

Marriage of Joseph Jones and Amelia A. Owen registered December quarter 1913 in Nuneaton.

Personal Data

The 'Soldier's Effects' papers on ancestry.co.uk shows that Joseph's wife and sole legatee was Amelia A. Jones. There was no army pay owing at the time of Joseph's death, in fact he was in debt to the army for 8/11d (eight shillings and 11 pence - about 45p!). A War Gratuity of £3/10/0d (three pounds and ten shillings) was paid to Joseph's widow in 1919, she had re-married in December quarter 1915 in Doncaster and was now Mrs Amelia A. Robinson.

Action resulting in his death

Still to be researched. Contact me if required.

The 'Soldier's Effects' papers on ancestry.co.uk shows that Joseph died in the 17th Casualty Clearing Station. At the time of his death, and for most of the war, this was at Remy Sidings which was the hospital area adjacent to Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge where he is buried.

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