Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Matthew was born at Eardington in 1893. He was the son of Matthew Henry Jones, farm labourer, and his wife Grace Elizabeth. The birth places of their children suggest that Matthew and Grace regularly moved house within the Bridgnorth area. In 1911 they were living in Alveley at Bradeley Cottages Greenhouse.
When Matthew junior left school he followed in his father's footsteps, becoming an agricultural labourer. During the war, he served with the 10th Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry. He does not appear to have served with any other unit, so it is possible that his call up was deferred until after 1st March, 1917, when the 10th Battalion was formed. He was killed in action on the 20th September, 1918, as the battalion consolidated ground gained two days earlier during the Battle of Epéhy. Matthew is buried in Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery Extension.
Private Matthew H Jones, 203574, KSLI, was awarded the Victory and British Medals.
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