Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
George Herbert Jones was baptized at St Mary Magdalene, Bridgnorth, on 16th June, 1899. He was the son of Henry Jones, a journeyman blacksmith, and his wife, Lucy. They lived in St John Street and, later, Bernard’s Hill.
George served with the Border Regiment and later the 12th/13th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. He died of wounds on 8th October, 1918, on which day the battalion was involved in the Battle of Cambrai (1918). He is buried at Marcoing British Cemetery.
Private Jones, 75012 (previously 26245, Border Regiment), was awarded the Victory and British medals. His death was reported in the Bridgnorth Journal on 9th November, 1918.
CASUALTIES [Bridgnorth Journal, Saturday 12th October, 1918] [List includes] Northumbrian Fusiliers – wounded: Pte G. H. Jones (Bridgnorth).
DIED OF WOUNDS [Bridgnorth Journal, Saturday 9th November, 1918] Mr. and Mrs. Jones, 25 Bernard’s Hill, Bridgnorth, have been officially notified that their son, 75012 Pte George Herbert Jones, 12/13th Batt., Northumberland Fusiliers, died at the 65th Field Ambulance, France, on the 8th October, from wounds recovered in action.
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