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2nd Brother - Pte Clement Daniel Jones G/29321 21 st Middx


Clarrie

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As before he died 21 11 17 is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial - any info would be gratefully received on him, his regiment or where to look.

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Clement Daniel Jones, Private, G/29321, Middlesex Regiment. Clement was born at Haverfordwest in 1887, the son of George and Mary Jones. He worked as a Draper prior to the war, for Messrs J. Barnes Co. Ltd, 191 and 217 Finchley Rd, Hampstead, and enlisted there into the 21st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. The Battalion was raised in Islington by the Mayor and Borough on 18 May 1915, and in July 1915 joined 118 Brigade, 39th Division. Taken over by the War Office in August, they moved in October 1915 to Aldershot, then in February 1916 to Witley, where the Battalion moved to 121 Brigade, 40th (Bantam) Division. During June 1916 the Division landed in France, and moved to the front near Loos. Late in 1916 they moved south to the Somme, and fought at the Battle of the Ancre, and remained in the area over the winter. In March 1917 the Germans withdrew to their shortened line, called the Hindenburg Line, and the 40th Division was one of the Divisions that followed the withdrawal. Later in the year they took part in the Battle of Cambrai, playing an important role in the attack on Bourlon Wood. Clement was wounded at Cambrai, and died of wounds on 24 November 1917. He was buried on the battlefield, but his grave must have been lost over the coming few months of fighting in the area, as he is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France. His brothers, Peter McKenzie Jones and John Daniel Jones, also fell.

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