Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Charles Edward Jones was born at Ackleton in the parish of Worfield in 1894. He was baptised at Badger on 23rd December, 1894. He was the son of William Jones, a groom, and his wife, Emily. The family moved to Hopstone, Claverley between 1901 and 1911. William tried various jobs: in 1901 he was a gardener and in 1911 a cowman. In 1911 the 16-year-old Charles Edward is working as a domestic gardener.
Early in the war, Charles enlisted in the 4th Battalion Grenadier Guards. He went to France in August 1915 and he was killed in action during the Battle of Loos on 16th October, 1916. He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial.
Guardsman Jones, 19312, Grenadier Guards, was awarded the Victory and British Medals and the 1915 Star.
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