JONES, John Samuel

Royal Warwickshire. 01 January 1917

Samuel Jones was the son of Mary Ann Jones, of 2, Great Hill, Dudley, Worcs., and the late Peter Jones. He volunteered for the Worcesters and served in the 1st Battalion. He was transferred to the 16th Warwicks on the Western Front where they were engaged in the long struggle to capture the fortified villages of Morval and Combles. General Rawlinson, Army Commander described the 'capture of the Falfemont Farm Line and the storming of Morval as feats of arms seldom equalled in the annals of the British Army'. In October they moved north to the quiet sector near Bethune for the winter period. There were patrols, raids and sporadic raids and Private John Jones was killed in action on the 1st January 1917. He is buried in Gorre British & Indian Cemetery (III D 24) and commemorated on the Dudley Memorial.

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Dudley Clock Tower

Dudley Clock Tower

Town Hall, Priory Street, Dudley

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