Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Alfred Jones was baptized at St Leonard’s, Bridgnorth, on 11th February, 1900. He was the son of George Jones, mineral water manufacturer, and his wife, Sarah Ann. They lived in the High Street and, later, at the Shakespeare Hotel. He was the brother of Charles James Jones who died of pneumonia in 1915 and Mark Jones who died of wounds in 1918.
Alfred served with the 13th Battalion, King’s (Liverpool Regiment). He died of wounds on 15th October, 1918. He was buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen.
Private Jones, 53799, was awarded the Victory and British Medals. His death was reported in the Bridgnorth Journal on 19th October, 1918.
CASUALTIES [Bridgnorth Journal, Saturday 5th October, 1918] Mr. and Mrs. G. Jones, Shakespeare Hotel, Bridgnorth, have been informed that their son, Pte. Alf Jones, was recently severely wounded in France, being shot in the head and thigh.
DIED OF WOUNDS [Bridgnorth Journal, Saturday 19th October, 1918] Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Jones, Shakespeare Hotel, Bridgnorth, were informed on Thursday that their son, Pte. Alf. Jones, who was recently severely wounded in France, had died as the result of those wounds.
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