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Person Details
19 Jul 1890
South Hornsey, Middlesex
Son of Joseph Morris Jones and Mary Jones. 1891 census: Joseph Morris (age 28) and Mary (age 26) were living at 7 Victoria Grove, South Hornsey, Middlesex, and had two children, Edith (abt 2) and Joseph (8m). In 1901 they were still living at the same address and had had two more daughters, Rose (8) and Ethel (5). Joseph Alfred was living at Portland Street, Sutton in Ashfield at the time he enlisted.
Education assistant at Hardwick Street Boys County School, Sutton in Ashfield
16 Jun 1915
A Coy 1st Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Army Service Record has not survived. Enlisted Sutton in Ashfield, 4 September 1914. NCC record describes him as a reservist. He served in the Leicestershire Retiment (Private 13821) before transferring to the Lincolnshire Regiment. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
Listed on the Nottinghamshire County Council register of employees who served (Nottinghamshire Archives ref CC CL 2/12/1/1). Nottingham Post, 27 July 1915: 'Sutton teacher killed in action: Great regret was expressed by Mr RB Bagnall-Wild, at todays meeting of the Notts Education Committee that Private JA Jones, of the 3rd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment, an assistant on the staff of the Sutton in Ashfield Council schools, had been killed in action.' National Probate record 1915: Joseph Alfred Jones of Portland Street, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, sergeant in HM Army, died 16 June 1915 at France. Probate Nottingham 14 September to Edward Woolley, schoolmaster. Effects £144 0s 8d. The following article appeared in the Notts Free press , dated 23rd July 1915. School Teachers Death Official intimation has been received of the death in France of private Joseph Alfred Jones, who lived in Portland Street, and was a certified assistant at the hardwick Street Boy's School. Private Jones was a Londoner, but had been in Sutton about two years , where he was well known and highly respected. Both the staff and scholars at Hardwick Street deeply regret his loss. Aged 25 and single, Private Jones expressed the opinion that it was his duty to enlist, and this course he adopted on September 3rd when he joined the 1st Lincolns. After a period of training he was sent out to France where he was killed in action on June 16th
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  • Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.  Photograph Tony Lumb
    Joseph Alfred Jones - Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Photograph Tony Lumb