[Skip to content]



  • James Arthur Jones's headstone in St Helen's churchyard Selston.
Person Details
Dudley Worcestershire
He married Elizabeth Cooper 11/6/1889 at St Thomas Church Somercotes Derbyshire. They lived at Alma in Selston and had 8 children. Their first son was James Arthur born in 1899 and their first daughter was Caroline born 9th May 1900 however she died in infancy. Their other children were Kate born 1901, Celia born 1904 , Betsy born 1906, Polly born 1908, Elizabeth born 1910 and finally Rachel born 1916.
He was a miner.
19 Jan 1921
41
2749858 - CWGC Website
22373
Private
3rd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
His army pension record shows that he enlisted on 18th January 1915 at Mansfield giving his age as 34 years and 247 days , his occupation as coal miner and his address as 33 Prospect Road , East Kikrby. He stated he had previously served in the Worcestershire Regiment but he had purchased his own discharge. His next of kin was his wife Elizabeth Jones of Alma, Selston. He served on the home front from 18/01/1915 – 13/11/1915,with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force 14/11/1915 – 03/04/1916 and again at home from 04/04/1916 – 13/11/1917. On 13th November 1917 he was discharged from the army having become unfit to serve due to wounds received. He had served in the army for 2 years and 300 days. He was issued with a silver badge no 279829 and was granted a pension.
St Helen's churchyard at Selston Research by Peter Gillings
Remembered on

Photos

  • James Arthur Jones's headstone in St Helen's churchyard Selston.
    Photo Peter Gillings - James Arthur Jones's headstone in St Helen's churchyard Selston.