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