Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Private Harry Jones, 8482, was a native of Shropshire who enlisted at Bridgnorth. He was the brother of T Jones of Bay Cottages, Oldbury. He may have been related to the Jones family who were living at Bay Cottage in 1911 - though the census does not include a Harry Jones or a T. Jones at this address.
Harry was probably a regular soldier already serving in India with the 2nd King’s Shropshire Light Infantry when the Battalion was mobilized for war. He landed at Le Havre, France, with the Battalion on 21st December 1914. He would have seen action at the Second Battle of Ypres. He was killed in action on 3rd June, 1915 and is buried at Ferme Buterne Military Cemetery, Houplines.
Private Jones, 8482, was awarded the Victory and British Medals and the 15 Star. Private Jones’ death was announced in the Bridgnorth Journal of 17th July, 1915.
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