Arthur Jones was the son of Edward and Rosa Mary Jones of 410 Hagley Road, Hasbury, and attended Hasbury school. He enlisted in the Sherwood Foresters and went to the 11th Battalion. In 1916 they spent July at La Boisselle at the start of the Battle of the Somme and October near Flers. In 1917 they moved to the Flanders sector and fought on the Messines ridge. Then they were moved to Ypres for the Third Battle of Ypres and in September they were at Hooge anticipating an attack along the Menin Road. However, a new form of attack by German aircraft had started and several men were killed by bombs. Among them was Private Arthur Jones on the 4th September. He was 24 years of age and is commemorated on the Menin Gate, Halesowen and Hasbury school Memorials.
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB
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