Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Albert Edward Jones was born at Chetton in about 1897. He was the son of William Jones, a farm cowman, and his wife, Mary Ann. The family moved to Middleton Scriven when Albert was an infant. They lived at the Smithy House.
Albert served with the 8th Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry. He died of Wounds in Salonika on 6th November, 1916. He is buried in Karasouli Military Cemetery.
Private Albert Edward Jones, 19001, KSLI, was awarded the Victory and British Medals. His death was recorded in the Bridgnorth Journal:
DIED OF WOUNDS
[Bridgnorth Journal, 25th November, 1916]
Mr William Jones of Middleton Scriven near Bridgnorth, has received official intimation thath his son, 19001 Private Albert E. Jones, 8th Bat. K.S.L.I., died of wounds on the 6th inst. He joined Kitchener’s army when only 18 years of age. He was a promising young man and a general favourite locally. Touching reference was made by the Rector in his sermon on Sunday evening last. Mr. W. Jones has another son, Corporal F. Jones, 5th Bat, K.S.L.I., who has been twice wounded.
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