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8916: Cpl Christopher Jones, South Wales Borderers

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posted on 2024-01-12, 12:10 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Corporal Christopher Jones served in the 24th Foot, 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers. He enlisted in 1914 and served in Northern France. He had worked in Cheltenham but returned to Wales to register in Brecon.

He was killed on 19 December 1914 and is buried in a military cemetery near Calais. His wife moved to Wales to live with Christopher's family.

Christopher was awarded medals but his family sent them back because they were upset over his death.

History

Name of contributor(s)

Ruth Lewis, great-great-granddaughter

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

Cpl Christopher Jones, South Wales Borderers

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

1914

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

Western Front, Calais

Object(s)

Object include: Photograph of Battalion Photograph of Battalion on parade DWM Luger pistol British artillery shell

Community Collection Day

King's High School, Warwick (08/06/18)

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