JEWKES, Joseph

Worcestershire. 16 October 1915

Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Jewkes, of 1 House, 4 Court, Cross St., Dudley, Worcs. He volunteered for the Worcesters and joined the 49th Battalion, a regular battalion which had recently been India. The Worcesters landed near Cape Helles and after a struggle gained a foothold. Three battles at the village of Krithia and the arrival of reinforcements at Suvla Bay failed to achieve any solid advance. Close fighting in the gullies and scrub on the slope of the ridge was inconclusive and both shell-fire and sniping took their toll.and on the 16th October Private Joseph Jewkes was killed in action. He is commemorated on the Helles, Dudley and St. James church, Dudley, Memorials. His brother, George, in the 9th Worcesters situated hardly a mile away died a day earlier

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Dudley St. James, The Parade

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St James Vicarage, The Parade, Dudley DY1 3JA

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