[Skip to content]

Person Details
Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire
In 1911 he was boarding at 17 Portland Road Selston. He was the husband of Mary Ann (née Kirk) Jones and the father of James, Nellie and Emma Jones. Mary Ann Jones later lived on Recreation Avenue Skegness Selston.
He was a miner.
30 Jul 1915
110555 - CWGC Website
Portsmouth Bn Royal Naval Division Royal Marine Light Infantry
Jones was one of 'Kitchener's Marines' who were transferred from the Sherwood Foresters to the RMLI. Des Turner notes '600 RMLI transfers came from 2 regiments - 200 from the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI) and 400 from the Sherwood Foresters. They were predominantly ex-miners and labourers, fit men wanted for their ability to dig trenches and tunnels. The 200 KOYLI recruits were transferred to Plymouth Division RMLI and were given service numbers PLY/1(S) to PLY200(S). This was also the case for the Sherwood Foresters 200 who were dispatched to Portsmouth where already 30 men were recruited and so they became PO/31(S) to PO/230(S). 200 remaining Foresters went to Chatham and were numbered CH/1 to CH/200(S).'
Port Said War Memorial Cemetery
Remembered on


  • -
  • -
  • -