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Jones, C J

Mericourt-l'Abbe Cemetery Extension

Mericourt-l'Abbe Cemetery Extension, near Albert.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 3 August 1916

Roll of Honour. Another loyal Jerseyman, Private Charles John Jones of the 62nd Company Machine Gun Corps, has given his life for King and Country. This soldier, despite having a wife and five children, for some time felt it was his duty to volunteer and did so in October last. He left for the Front in April, and the last message, a field postcard, was sent by him on 1 July. The wife's letters have since been returned to her unopened and yesterday came the tragic news that her husband had died from wounds on 2 July. The late Private Jones was in his 32nd year and was one of the oldest men serving in the 3rd Battalion RMIJ and received the Coronation Medal for long service and good conduct. He was for 11 years in the employ of Mr J Wilcox of Beresford Street and for many years worked for Mr C M Brooks as a Sunday news vendor.
Of a courteous yet jovial disposition he made many friends who will regret to hear of his decease and much sympathy will be felt for the widow and children, who have lost a good husband and a devoted father. We feel sure our readers will join us in offering our sincere sympathy.

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 3 August 1916

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record

Charles John Jones

Private Charles John Jones
62nd Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Born at Alderney. Enlisted at Jersey. Died of wounds. Boarder of Peter & Sarah Aubert of Canada Cottage, Alderney. Husband of Alice Jones (nee Moignard) of Jersey
Employed by J Wilcox of Beresford Street, St Helier, Jersey

Died of wounds, aged 32 years.


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