348th M.T. Coy (Swindon), Army Service Corps.
Son of Thomas and Harriet Jones. Husband to Agnes Clarke Young Jones of 41 Suffolk Street, Chester. Date of marriage shown as 7th January 1900, Holy Trinity Church. In 1901 was living at 2 Clare Court, Chester, working as a Brewers Labourer, where he lived with his wife, Agnes, and baby daughter, Harriet, born 17th December 1900. Subsequently had 3 further children, Henry Thomas born 22nd January 1906, Agnes – 3rd November 1908, Doris – 2nd September 1917.
Enlisted on 31st August 1916, when his address was given as 41 Suffolk Street, Chester, aged 36 years 2 months.
Joined 348th M.T. Coy 26th April 1917 at Larkhill.
Admitted to the Military Hospital, Forant, Wiltshire. Medical Case Sheet states, ‘Patient was admitted to hospital in apparently moribund condition on 18th October 1918. He was semi conscious and very dysp(?) with marked (?). On admission temperature 103, pulse 140. Respirations 54 per minute, cough, no expiration.
19th October 1918 – Patient seemed somewhat better, consciousness regained. Temperature 104 (am), 103 (pm), Resp – 60 (am), 48 (pm), Pulse – 150(am), 115 (pm).
20th October 1918 – Patient weakening until death on 21st October 1918, wife was present at death.
He is buried atOverleigh Cemetery, Chester.
Was residing at 4 Queens Road, Chester when he was made Freeman of Chester on 14th July 1905 by birth – his profession was shown as Painter.
Cheshire County Memorial Project would like to thank Chris Pate for this information on Alfred.