James Sydney Jones Sergeant No 177 16th Bn, Royal Wrks [d.

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James Sydney Jones Sergeant No 177 16th Bn, Royal Wrks [d.

Postby rockyfowler » Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:35 am

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James Sydney Jones

Sergeant No 177 16th Bn, Royal Wrks [d.10-05-1917].

James was born in Cradley Heath and enlisted at Birmingham into the Royal Warwickshire Regiment before being sent to France & Flanders. He was killed in action at Oppy Wood on May 10th, 1917 and his name appears on the Arras memorial.

The following was reported by the County Express:-

Cradley Sergeant Falls
Sergt. (Acting Sergt-Major) James Jones, Royal Warwicks, fourth son of Mr. James Jones, of Netherend, Cradley, was killed in action on the 10th inst. He was nearly 25 years old. Capt Sayer writes to his father: “He was acting sergt-major at the time, and a 5.9in. shell struck company headquarters killing your son amongst several others. He is a great loss to the company in which he was my right hand man. His death formed the end of a fine story of unswerving determination and deviotion to duty”.

Deceased had played football for Brierley Hill and Stourbridge. His brother, David, who enlisted with him, has been discharged, having been severely wounded in the arm, and gassed.

He is also remembered on the grave his parents James and Mary Jones in Cradley Cemetery.

1901
Netherend, Cradley, Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England

James Jones Head Married Male 46 1855 Engine Driver (Colliery) Dudley, Worcestershire, England
Mary Jones Wife Married Female 49 1852 - Old Hill, Staffordshire, England
Mary J Jones Daughter Single Female 25 1876 - Netherton, Staffordshire, England
William Jones Son Single Male 23 1878 Merchant Clerk Netherton, Staffordshire, England
Benjamine Jones Son Single Male 21 1880 Stokers (Brickworks) Netherton, Staffordshire, England
Florence Jones Daughter Single Female 19 1882 Teacher Elemt,Y Quarry Bank, Staffordshire, England
Elizabeth Jones Daughter Single Female 14 1887 - Cradley, Worcestershire, England
Sarah A Jones Daughter Single Female 11 1890 - Cradley, Worcestershire, England
James S Jones Son Single Male 8 1893 - Cradley, Worcestershire, England
David E Jones Son Single Male 7 1894 - Cradley, Worcestershire, England
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Re: James Sydney Jones Sergeant No 177 16th Bn, Royal Wrks

Postby Northern Lass » Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:48 am

will move to the researching individs military section thanks RF
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