Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Joseph Albert Jones was baptised at St Mary Magdalene, Bridgnorth, on 23rd September, 1898. He was the son of Joseph Jones, a painter and paper hanger, and his wife, Mary Jane (probably Ada Jane). They lived in Mill Street.
Albert served with the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry and with the 10th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He died of wounds on 5th November, 1917, possibly sustained during the Battle of Polygon Wood. He is buried in Favreuil British Cemetery.
Private Jones, 70289 (formerly 135502), was awarded the Victory and British Medals. His death was reported in the Bridgnorth Journal on 8th December, 1917.
KILLED IN ACTION [Bridgnorth Journal, 8th December, 1917] An official communication has been received stating that 135503 Private Joseph Albert Jones, Royal Fusiliers, whose home was at 16 Mill Street, Bridgnorth, was killed in action in France on the 5th ult. He was 19 years of age.
LOCAL DICTIONARY OF DATES FOR 1917 [Bridgnorth Journal, 29th December, 1917] 5 [November] 135503 Pte Joseph Albert Jones, Royal Fusilers, 16 Mill Street, killed in action in France.
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