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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 1st December 1915, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
Nottingham
Harry was the son of Archibald William (a trades union secretary who died O/N/D/1901 aged 40) and Ellen Jones. He was the brother of William and Sidney Jones. In 1891, the family lived at 6, Myrtle Avenue, Berridge Road Nottingham. In 1901, their home was 209, Princess Road, Moss Side, Manchester. By 1911, they had returned to Nottingham to live at 68, Westwood Road and subsequently 55, Lord Nelson Street (both Sneinton).
He was a clerk in 1911.
13 Oct 1915
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Private
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Harry enlisted at Nottingham 5/10/1914 standing 5' 6" and weighing 110 lbs. He incorrectly declared his age to be 19 years 9 months. He was killed during the Battle of Loos. Lieutenant Colonel Mike Briggs notes 'Between 13th and 15th October, the 1/5th, 1/6th, 1/7th and 1/8th Battalions of the Foresters suffered about 110 men killed, the vast majority of (whom) don’t have a known grave and are commemorated on the Loos Memorial. The 1/7th Battalion (Robin Hoods) is a good example; on 13th October they were ordered to the Hohenzollern Redoubt and had 43 Officers and men killed; 36 have no known grave. The other 7 men... seem to be post war reburials in various cemeteries around the Loos area.' (Great War Forum on line) Harry Edgar Jones is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Dud Corner, Panel 87 to 89
Nottingham Post notice (abridged), 10th November 1915: 'Jones. Killed in action October 13th, Private Harry E Jones, Sherwood Foresters, second son of the late A.W. Jones, gen. sec. T.A., aged 18. From his sorrowing other, brothers and May.' He is listed as Henry on the 1901 Census but Harry in other sources. David Nunn
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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 1st December 1915, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Harry Edgar Jones - Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 1st December 1915, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918