Monday, 10 February 2014

2862 Rfm Ernest Henry Jones, 12th London Regt

2862 Rifleman Ernest Henry Jones was killed in action on this day, 10th February 1915, 99 years ago. He was 17 years old at the time of his death and was living in Walthamstow when he enlisted. According to his regimental number, this must have been around the 7th September 1914.

Ernest's medal index card notes that he arrived in France on Christmas Eve 1914.  He was the son of E. Morgan Jones and Annie Jones, of 24 Tower Hamlets Road, Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London.  He has no known grave and is commemorated on panel 54 of the Menin Gate memorial in Ypres.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

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