Private 514915 Joseph Jones

Died Home on Friday, 1st November 1918, age unknown.
Buried in Grave B. "C." 471a at Tipton Cemetery, Staffordshire, United Kingdom.

208th Area Employment Corps,Labour Corps.
Formerly 41097 Bedfordshire Regiment.

Born: Wolverhampton, Enlisted: Tipton, Resident: Unknown.

First landed France & Flanders, post 31st December 1915.
Medal entitlement: British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.

Not commemorated on any Tipton memorial.
Commemorated here because his grave was found in Tipton Cemetery.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/395350/

Genealogical Data

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

Personal Data

Joseph's outstanding army pay and allowances amounted to £9/2/2d (9 pounds, 2 shillings and 2 pence); this was paid to his mother Elizabeth in March 1919. His War Gratuity of £7/10/0d (7 pounds and 10 shillings) was paid in December 1919, also to his mother Elizabeth. The combination of his date of death and amount of War Gratuity suggests that Joseph enlisted in approximately March 1917.

Joseph's headstone in Tipton Cemetery has the phrase 'Gone but not forgotten' engraved on it. This was selected by his mother, Mrs E. Jones, whose address was given as 21 Upper Church Lane, Tipton; she was not living there at the time of the 1911 census.

Action resulting in his death

Joseph initially served with the Bedfordshire Regiment, as he was entitled to the British War and Victory medals he served abroad at some time. Most transfers to the Labour Corps were due to wounds or sickness making further front line service too strenuous. This was most likely the case for Joseph, and would probably also have contributed to his death on 1st November 1918 at Connaught Military Hospital, North Camp, Aldershot, Hampshire. He is buried in Tipton Cemetery.

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