Rank: Private
Service Number: 42884.
Regiment: 16th Bn. Yorks and Lancaster Regiment
Formerly: 15550, North Staffordshire Regiment
Died Saturday 13th July 1918 Age 57County Memorial Congleton area
Grave\Panel Ref: B.U.2231.
United Kingdom

Son of Mr. Thomas Jones and Mrs Emma Alice Jones, (nee Ingham) of High Street, Congleton, Cheshire, 52, Antrobus Street, Congleton, Cheshire, and 16, West Street, Congleton, Cheshire, and husband of Mrs. Martha Maria Jones (nee Cartlidge) of 14, Henrietta Street, Congleton, Cheshire and 17, Brookside, Congleton, Cheshire. They were married on the 20th of March 1916, at Congleton Registry Office. He had one child, Hilda Jones, born the 2nd of June 1916. He also had two sisters, Rosa Whitehead and Annie Jones.

Private Henry Andrew Jones had seen service under Africa's tropical sun when he served his Country during the Boer War. He enlisted in the 3rd Battalion, the North Staffordshire Regiment in Stoke on Trent on the 10th of November 1914 before transferring to the 16th Battalion, the York and Lancaster Regiment on the 8th of May 1917. He did not see service overseas. While at Middlesbrough, it appears, he contracted pneumonia and was consequently conveyed to the V. A. D. Hospital, Holgate, and in spite of careful nursing and medical skill he passed away on Sunday the 14th of July 1918.

Extract from the Congleton Chronicle 1918

On the 18th last the mortal remains were borne, followed by relatives and friends, to the Middlesbrough Cemetery and there reverently laid to rest with military honours. His wife who resides at 17, Brookside, Congleton, Cheshire, has received, through the Infantry Record Office, a message of sympathy from His Majesty and The Queen and another from the Army Council expressing their regret at the soldier's death in the Country's service. the deceased leaves a wife and one child.

Cheshire County Memorial Project would like to thank John and Christopher Pullen for this information on Henry.