Author Topic: William Jones 28320,Royal Welsh Fusiliers.Died 26.09.1916 Estables.  (Read 772 times)

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Re: William Jones 28320,Royal Welsh Fusiliers.Died 26.09.1916 Estables.
« Reply #27 on: Monday 19 February 18 16:38 GMT (UK) »
Back to the first post.  He died of wounds at Etaples (not Estables) the location of a large number of military hospitals in the Great War.  His Commonwealth War Grave Commission details are here;
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/502801/jones,-/

War memorials were organised by local committees of the great and the good who, typically, would advertise for relatives to come forward with names for inclusion and use other ways of spreading the word, some effective, some not so effective.  As he isn't on the local memorial is seems they just didn't catch up with him via whoever was still local.

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Re: William Jones 28320,Royal Welsh Fusiliers.Died 26.09.1916 Estables.
« Reply #28 on: Monday 19 February 18 16:44 GMT (UK) »
Given that he was born in Malpas, I wonder if he's listed on the war memorial there  :-\

Added - Link - close text  is/making my eyes water but I don't see him listed:

https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/113495
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Re: William Jones 28320,Royal Welsh Fusiliers.Died 26.09.1916 Estables.
« Reply #29 on: Monday 19 February 18 16:51 GMT (UK) »
His service record also states he died 28/10/16 at no. 4 General Hospital Camiers.
He became "dangerously ill" on the 27th.
However next to his entry when he was wounded on 26/9/16 it says DIED which appears incorrect but has been taken as his date of death.
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