WILLIAM JONES

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
SURNAME:Jones
FORENAMES:William
BORN:1826
AT:Oxford
OCCUPATION[S]:Draper
RELIGION/DENOMINATION:.
FATHER:.
MOTHER:.
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OTHER RELATIONS:.
NOTES:.
1st REGIMENT NO:1349
2nd REGIMENT NO:.
ENLISTED:05 10 1847 HQ [Athlone] aged 19 years
ATTESTED:.
HEIGHT AT ENLISTMENT:5' 7"
TROOP NO:.
TROOP CAPTAIN:.
RANK:1847: Private
1854: Private
1857: Sergeant
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GOOD CONDUCT BADGES:.
MEDALS:Crimean: Alma, Balaclava and Sebastapol clasps
Turkish
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OTHER DUTIES:26 10 1845 to 03 12 1854: At Scutari
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NOTES:25 10 1854: Slightly wounded at Balaklava. Shot in the leg by a cannon ball and received a sword cut on his hand.
DISCHARGED ON REDUCTION:23 04 1857 Brighton
POST DISCHARGE MILITARY SERVICE:.
POST DISCHARGE OCCUPATION[S]:Policeman
Stationmaster of London and North Western Railway station at Kilburn
Surveyor, gold prospector and adventurer in America
Returned to England in 1897.
DIED:31 08 1912
BURIED:Streatham Park Cemetery.
Monument erected by the Balaklava Memorial Fund.
Buried with military honours including a detachment of 4th Hussars from the Curragh, 4th Hussar trumpeter Thompson played the last post, and National Reservists fired a volley over the grave. A gun carriage was provided by the War Office. Buried with Lance Corporal William Henry [Tom] Spring [aka Pilkington] 11th Hussars, who was wounded and taken prisoner by the Russians at Balaklava
WILL:.
BENEFICIARY:.
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1ST WIFE:Ann
BORN:c1826 Yarnton Oxfordshire
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1ST CHILD:John Jones
BORN:c1866 Camden Town
NOTES:His father was living with him at Melbourne Grove, East Dulwich, at the time of his death in August 1912.
TNA SOURCES:WO/12/655
WO/12/659
WO/12/662
BL SOURCES:.
OTHER SOURCES: Honour the Light Brigade
The War Correspondent Vol. 28, No., 4, Jan 2011
Newspapers
LINKS:http://www.dnw.co.uk/dnw/medals


4th Light Dragoons Index

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