JONES, David

Worcestershire. 13 May 1918

David Jones lived in Cromwell Street, Kates Hill, Dudley and was an under-age volunteer for the South Staffords in 1915. This fact was discovered within a few days and he was discharged. He volunteered again when the due age had been reached and was eventually sent to 10th Worcesters on the Western Front. He fought in 1917 at Messines and the Third Battle of Ypres. In 1918 the Worcesters were in the front line to meet the March German Spring offensive. They fell back across the old Somme battlefield and were then transferred to the Messines front. They were unfortunate enough to suffer the second German offensive. They were under strength and driven back with heavy losses. Private David Jones was seriously wounded and taken to a military hospital near Calais died on the 13th May 1918. He is buried in Arneke Cemetery ( ) and commemorated on the Dudley and St. John's, Kates Hill Memorials.

Commemorated at:

Dudley St. John, Kates Hill

Dudley St. John, Kates Hill

Saint John's Road Dudley, West Midlands DY2 7JT, United Kingdom, DY2 7JT

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