Jones, Edwin

Jones, Edwin

Regiment: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

Rank: Private

Service No: 7289

Boer War service: 3 Mar 1900 to 9 May 1901

Date of enlistment: 16 Jan 1900

Date of discharge: 16 May 1901

Reason for discharge: Termination of Engagement

Other information: Edwin served in WW1 in the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry; more information can be found on our Great War site

Born: In 1877 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and was baptised on 31 January the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch.

Family: He was the youngest of four children born to Joseph Jones, a groom, and his wife Ann (or Annie). He married Alice Thompson in 1905 at St Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch and together they had two children named Ronald and Winifred Ivy.

Residence: At the time of his baptism the family were living in Claypit Street; by 1881 they were living in Folly Lane, Whitchurch. By 1891 he was living at 37 Green End which remained his address for the rest of his life.

Employment: He was a tailor.

Death: 14 January 1937 in Whitchurch, aged 60, and was buried in Whitchurch cemetery 4 days later.

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