Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Lance Corporal William Frederick Jones gave his place of birth as Worfield, so he is probably the Frederick William Jones baptised there on 4th May, 1884 - the son of John Jones, a labourer, and his wife Mary Ann. John died while Frederick William was still a child and Mary Ann remarried and moved to Claverley.
In 1901 Frederick William was living with his mother and his stepfather, William Angel, at Lower Beobridge, Claverley. He was working as an 'ordinary worker on farm'.
By 1911, now as plain William, he had moved to Chetton where he worked as an assistant traction engine driver.
William Frederick Jones enlisted at Bridgnorth, joining the 5th Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry. He crossed over to France with his battalion on 22nd May, 1915. He died of wounds three months later on the 20th August and is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery. He was possibly one of the men wounded on 9th August during the capture of the Hooge crater.
Lance Corporal William F Jones, 10868 KSLI, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals and the 1915 Star.
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