Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Edward Jones was born in Silvington, Shropshire, in 1884. He was the son of Frederick Jones, a quarry labourer, and his wife, Sarah. Edward worked for the Titterstone Quarry Company as a Delver Blocker.
Edward served with the 1st Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry. He was killed in action on 13th August, 1918 and is buried in Abeele Aerodrome Military Cemetery, Abele, Belgium.
On the night of the 12th/13th [August, 1918] the battalion moved up to the front line, relieving the 2nd Battalion of the 106th American Infantry Regiment, in the left sub-section of the Brigade front at Dickebusch. . . . In the early morning of the 13th the enemy captured a post of A Company on the left of the line consisting of an N.C.O. and 6 men. The post was reoccupied at dusk. . . . The enemy was very actve in this section of the line, his sniping and Trench Mortar fire being very effective. [Wood pp 55-56]
Private Edward Jones, 34858 KSLI, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.
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