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I am interested in why Joseph Thomas Jonathan Jones born Pensnett Staffordshire in 1896 to Joseph Merchant Jonesand Pamela Tranter was fighting in the New Brunswick Regiment. He was killed 1916 at St Elois Belgium.
I have him the 1901 census living at CottageStreet Kings winford Staffordshire with hisfamily
Joseph Merchant Jones 36 coal miner
Pamela 29
Fanny 2
JTJ 5
I have nothing else until his death from the war graves project.
Recently my mother had her DNA test with ancestry done and it shows up a 4/6th cousin in New Brunswick. I contacted the person who is now living in Ontario but her father was born in New Brunswick. They have no knowledge of Joseph T J Jones.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Nessa





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Re: Joseph Thomas Jonathan Jones Private New Brunswick Regiment killed 1916
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 16:39 BST (UK) »
The Canadian Archives are off line at the moment, his service record should be there and may hold a clue.  www.bac-lac.gc.ca

A Joseph Jones age 6 sailed to New Brunswick in 1903.  He may have been what were called "Home Children", the archives has records of those.  Guesswork though!

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PS I don't find him on the CWGC site, what was his date of death?
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Re: Joseph Thomas Jonathan Jones Private New Brunswick Regiment killed 1916
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 16:45 BST (UK) »
Thank you, I did wonder about home children, do you mean the archives at Kew?
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Re: Joseph Thomas Jonathan Jones Private New Brunswick Regiment killed 1916
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 16:51 BST (UK) »
No the Canadian Archives. Link as above.

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Re: Joseph Thomas Jonathan Jones Private New Brunswick Regiment killed 1916
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 16:58 BST (UK) »
He was killed in action 2 June 1916, re read the War Graves project information again and he was of Canadian nationality. It gives his parents as Joseph Merchant Jones and Pamela Tranter Dudley who I know were his parents.  Looking more likely he was a home child then.
He is buried in Reininghelst Cemetery.

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Re: Joseph Thomas Jonathan Jones Private New Brunswick Regiment killed 1916
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 17:22 BST (UK) »
Got him. His CWGC entry is as John Thomas Jones not Joseph etc.  The war diary part of the archives came to life although the 26th Infantry diary doesn't record his death - not unusual.

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Re: Joseph Thomas Jonathan Jones Private New Brunswick Regiment killed 1916
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 20:28 BST (UK) »
Hi,

From "Canada, CEF Commonwealth War Graves Register"
Jones, L.T. (corrected to read J.T.), #69457, 26th Battn., d. 2-6-16
Next of kin, Miss F. Ganter, 32 Newtram, Brockmoor, Staffordshire which is crossed out replaced by
Mrs. F. Wagstaff, (formerly Miss Ganter), c/o Mrs. S. Wood, Cressot Lane, Brockmoor, Brierley
Hill, Staffs., also J.M. Jones Esq. 19 Conventry St., Stowbridge (sp), Worcester.

Not sure who, either me or Ancestry, but having a hard time finding his attestation and personnel
files. :-\ ???

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Re: Joseph Thomas Jonathan Jones Private New Brunswick Regiment killed 1916
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 20:36 BST (UK) »
I wonder why on the war graves project information it only names his parents. I donít recognise the names you have found but the area is correct.
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Re: Joseph Thomas Jonathan Jones Private New Brunswick Regiment killed 1916
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 21:19 BST (UK) »
Hi,

I assume JM Jones was his dad.

Aha, I found his att. papers and file, they say he was born in Birmingham, that's why I passed
over them 5 times. :P

John T. Jones, (looks like the T was added later), b. May 8, 1896 Birmingham, occupation,
millman, single, he attested Nov. 14, 1914 in St. John, New Brunswick, next of kin Joseph Jones,
32 Brierley Hill, Stafford, England. Other addresses within the file Joseph M. Jones, 100 Lower Church St., Pensnett, Nr. Didley, Worchestershire and Miss Florence Ganter, 32 Newtram, Brockmore (sp) Staffs.

You'll be able to see the file, with the reference Max gave you when Library and Archives
Canada fixes their website. It's usually not offline too long.

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