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Owen D

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Pte David Henry JONES 12755 1 Bn, Grenadier Guards who died aged 28 on 14.08.14.

Great Warley (Christ Church) Cemetery, Essex, UK

From SDGW.

Jones, David Henry.

Born Neath,Glam.

Enlisted Swansea.

Died Home 14/8/14.

From CWGC.



Initials: D H

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Grenadier Guards

Unit Text: No. 3 Coy. 1st Bn.

Age: 28

Date of Death: 14/08/1914

Service No: 12755

Additional information: Son of Mary Ann Babbage (formerly Jones) and Gilbert Babbage (stepfather); husband of Annie Jones, of 41, Burrows Rd., Neath, Glam.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: D. 91.


Country: United Kingdom

Locality: Essex

Historical Information: The cemetery was opened in 1860, and belongs to the Christ Church Great Warley Joint Burial Committee (representing three Parish Councils). (There is also a cemetery in Woodman Road, opened in 1927.) It contains over 40 scattered War Graves; the graves of men of the Irish Guards recall the time spent by their Reserve Battalion at Warley Barracks. A War Cross is erected at the entrance.

No. of Identified Casualties: 42

From Ponsonby Vol 1 page 83.

Meanwhile the 1st Battalion Grenadiers remained at Warley until September 1914.

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Thanks for that Owen. I am researching the names on all the Warley memorials and this chap is one of those I havn't got round to yet so thats a good start.


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