|SURNAME:||Jones||FORENAMES:||William||BORN:||1826||AT:||Oxford||OCCUPATION[S]:||Draper||RELIGION/DENOMINATION:||.||FATHER:||.||MOTHER:||.||SIBLINGS:||.||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
|PROMOTIONS:||.||REDUCTIONS:||.||DESERTIONS:||.||COURT MARTIALS:||.||GIVEN UP TO:||.||GOOD CONDUCT BADGES:||.||MEDALS:||Crimean: Alma, Balaclava and Sebastapol clasps
|EMBARKATIONS:||.||DISEMBARKATIONS:||.||CAMPAIGNS:||.||OTHER DUTIES:||26 10 1845 to 03 12 1854: At Scutari||TRANSFERRED FROM:||.||TRANSFERRED TO:||.||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:||.||NEXT OF KIN:||.||PRIZE MONEY:||.||NOTES:||.||1ST WIFE:||Ann||BORN:||c1826 Yarnton Oxfordshire||NOTES:||.||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
|BL SOURCES:||.||OTHER SOURCES:|| Honour the Light Brigade
The War Correspondent Vol. 28, No., 4, Jan 2011
4th Light Dragoons Index