JONES, Rowland J

Worcestershire. 21 August 1916

Rowland Jones was born in Stourbridge and was the son of Mr and Mrs John Jones of 'Foxdale', Witton Street, Stourbridge. He enlisted in the Worcesters at the end of 1915 and joined the 2nd Battalion on the Western Front. They were heavily involved in the second phase of the 1916 battle of the Somme which opened on the 14th July. They advanced towards High Wood, but in the failure to capture the wood they lost over 150 men killed. In August they moved to Delville Wood. In the attack of the 21st August some ground was gained but the cost was again severe. Among those killed in action was Private Rowland Jones. He was 29 years of age and is commemorated on the Thiepval, Stourbridge and St. Thomas's church Memorials.

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Stourbridge Mary Stevens Park

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Mary Stevens Park, Stourbridge, West Midlands, United Kingdom

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