South Staffordshire War Memorials

Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the South Staffordshire area who died during the two World Wars.

Private Henry Jones

Henry Jones was baptised at Pattingham on 11th July, 1880. He was the son of Samuel Jones, a labourer, and his wife Sarah Ann who lived at Nurton. In 1911 Henry, aged 30, was unmarried and living with his parents at Nurton Bank. He was working as a farm carter.

Henry enlisted during the summer of 1915, joining the 1st Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment. He went to France on 13th December 1915. He was killed in action on 1st July, 1916 - the first day of the Battle of the Somme. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

Private Henry Jones, 19621, South Staffordshire Regiment, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals and the 1915 Star.

Henry's brothers William and Albert Jones are listed on the Roll of Honour in Pattingham Church.

This memorial has mostly been compiled from official sources. It would be good to be able to expand it with more personal material - memories, stories, photos, etc. If you have any suitable material or any corrections please contact Greg.