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Name:
James Jones
Casualty No.:
Initials:
J
Service No.:
201425
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Rookworth near Newcastle
Age at Death:
27
Ranks:
Private
Unit:
1/5th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Northumberland
Home Address:
Civilian Employment:
Coal Delivery
Cause of Death:
Killed in action
Date of Death:
27-January-1918
Place of Death:
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Soissons Memorial (Public Square, Soissons)
Buried:
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:

The circumstances of James' death were very difficult for his family to appreciate. He was part of a group of men who were ambushed and surrounded by the enemy after being ordered to go up the line on patrol. The order was given to "get back" as fast as possible.

Later James was reported as missing, and checks were made over the following weeks and months. Nobody had seen him dead or alive. He was not reported to have been in hospital and released prisoners were questioned for information. Some twenty months later a letter was received by the family saying that the facts seemed to support the assumption that he had died and lay in an unmarked grave.

 

Family Details:

Son of Thomas and Lydia Jones of Bridgegate. 

Husband of Annie Jones living on the bank.

 

Sources:
First Name: Private Individual ; Last Name: www.newmp.org.uk; Initials: www.newmp.org.uk; Service: St Mary's data; Unit: St Mary's data; Date of Death Day: Private Individual; Civilian Employment: St Mary's data; Cause of Death: St Mary's data; Date of Death: St Mary's data; Private Individual ; Overseas Commemorated: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914; Notes: Teesdale Mercury;