JONES. Richard.

Posted: August 27, 2014 in WW I ARMY

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JONES, Richard.
Born in 1889.

His address at the time of his death was 3, Queen St, Moxley, Staffs.

He was buried on the 23rd July 1925 in Plot N2. 342. James Bridge Cemetery, Darlaston.

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HARLEY, Joseph, 4914539, Private.
7th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment.

He was born in 1919 the son of Arthur and Mary Harley of Darlaston.

He was killed in action on the 18th July 1944.

He is buried in Plot XV. B. 12. Fontenay-Le-Pesnel Cemetery, France.
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The cemetery contains 460 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. There are also 59 German graves.

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JONES, Samuel Charles, 14746, Private.
‘B’ Company, 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment.

He was born in Tipton, Staffs in 1886 he was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Jones.

Samuel married Sarah Ann Holder at Darlaston in 1907.

He enlisted at Darlaston, his address was 1ct, 4hse, Gt Croft St, Darlaston.

He first deployed to France on the 5th October 1915.

He was killed in action on the 31st August 1916 aged 29.

He is buried in Plot XIV. I. 10. Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, France.
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His Widow had the following words carved onto his headstone;
‘Never Forgotten.’

Samuel was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, War Medal and Victory Medal.
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From the 1911 census we can see that they were living at 11, School St, Wednesbury.
Samuel Charles Jones. H (24) Labourer in Gas tube works.
Sarah Ann Jones. W (21)
Samuel Charles Jones. S (3)

He considered himself to be the ‘adopted son’ of Thomas and Sarah Green.

By 1921 his widow is living at 15, Addenbrook St, Darlaston.

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JONES, Stephen, 70510, Private.
58th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He was born in Ogley Hay, Brownhills, Staffs in 1889 the son of Francis J and Sarah Jones.

He originally joined ‘C’ Company, 6th (TF) Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment as Private 2264 on the 17th March 1914, at the time he was working on the L. N. W. Railway at Darlaston.

His address was 3, New Buildings, Horton St, Darlaston.

He first arrived in France on the 5th March 1915.

Pte Jones was wounded with a gunshot wound to his left wrist on the 16th October 1915.

Due to his wound he was transferred to a hospital in England on the 9th November 1915

He re-joined his unit in France on the 17th March 1916 and his transfer to the M. G. C. took place on the 30th November 1916.

He was reported missing and then accepted as being killed in action on the 24th March 1918.

He has no known grave on is remembered on Stone No 92, Pozieres Memorial, France.
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Stephen was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, War Medal and Victory Medal.
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NOTES.

In the 1911 census we see that Stephen was a boarder with another railway worker at 4, New buildings, Horton St, Darlaston.

At the time of his death his next of kin was his sister Annie Williams of Rushall, Staffs.

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JOYNSON, Leonard, Charles, Billingsley, Lieutenant.
1st/6th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment.

He was born in 1890 in Wednesbury to Charles W. D. and Jane Joynson.

Before the war he was an officer with the Darlaston Company, 6th (TF) Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment.

He arrived in France on the 4th March 1915.

He was accidently killed on the 6th May 1915, whilst instructing his men in hand grenade practice an explosion occurred, he was killed instantly.

He is buried in Plot U. 3. Nieuwkerke. (Neuve-Eglise) Churchyard, Belgium.
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Leonard was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, War Medal and Victory Medal.
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NOTE.
His father was C. W. D. Joynson architect, surveyor and one-time Mayor of Wednesbury.

KENDRICK, William, Spr.

Posted: August 25, 2014 in WW I ARMY

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KENDRICK, William, 101407, Sapper.
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88th Field Company, Royal Engineers.

Born in Wednesbury in 1880 the son of Michael and Emma Kendrick.

He enlisted at Darlaston.

William married Eliza in 1903, at some point their address was 1ct. 7hse, Horton St, Darlaston.

He died on the 15th February 1917 aged 37. His death is registered in Epsom it is therefore probable that he died in one of the large military hospitals in that part of Surrey.

He is buried in Plot B. CE. 385. Wood Green Cemetery, Wednesbury.
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William was entitled to the War medal and the Victory Medal.
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On the 1011 census William and his family are living at 1, Horton St, Darlaston.
He is a riveter in an iron foundry.

Elliza remarried after William’s death to a Mr Holder.

As his body was with the family he was buried in a private grave, when the Imperial War Graves Commission inspected all of the graves in the early 1920 William’s was described as ‘Neglected’.

When his official Headstone was erected his widow chose the following verse for inclusion;
“For us in life
He did his best
Grant him O Lord
Eternal Rest.”

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KIBBLE, Edward, 19633. Serjeant.
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1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards Regiment.

He was born in Cannock, Staffs, in 1895 the son of James and Harriet Kibble.

He joined the Staffordshire Police Force in 1913. By the time he joined the army he was based at Darlaston.

He enlisted on the 14th October 1914 at Darlaston and in due course he deployed to France, arriving there on the 26th June 1916.

He died of wounds on the 2nd May 1918 aged 23.

He is buried in Plot XVII. C. 5. Bienvillers Military Cemetery, France.
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The cemetery now contains 1,605 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 425 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to two casualties known or believed to be buried among them.

Edward was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, War Medal and victory Medal.
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On the 1st May 1918, whilst in a Dug-out, he was wounded in the head as a result of German shell fire, he died the next day.

Son of Mr James Kibble, of Woodbine Cottage, Hednesford Rd., Norton Canes, Cannock, Staffs.

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KING, William Henry, 16230, Private.
1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment.

He was born in Darlaston in 1874 the son of William and Susannah King.

William married Margaret in 1893.

He enlisted at Darlaston is first overseas posting was to France on the 18th May 1915.
He died of wounds on the 17th March 1916 aged 42.

He is buried in Plot A. 9. Chipilly Communal Cemetery Extension, France.
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CHIPILLY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION was made by Commonwealth troops between March 1916 and February 1917, then used again for three burials in the summer of 1918. The extension contains 31 First World War burials.

William was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, War Medal and Victory Medal.
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In the census of 1911 the family are living at 62, Foundry St, Darlaston.
William Henry King. H (37) Labourer.
Margaret King. W (36)
Eliza King. D (17)
Margaret king. D (16)
Ruth King. D (15)
Tom King. S (9)
Pheobe King. D (1)

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KINGSTON, Reginald, 20539, Private.
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2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment.

He was born in 1887 in Willenhall the son of George and Mary Ann Kingston.

When he enlisted, in Darlaston, he was in the 8th Battalion, South Staffs’ Reg’, he was later transfered to the 2nd Battalion.
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He died of wounds on the 29th November 1916.

He is buried in Plot O. III. O. 2. St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France.
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Reginald was entitled to the War Medal and Victory Medal.
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From the 1911 census we see that the family were living at 225 Walsall Rd, Darlaston.
George Kingston. H (57)
Roland Kingston. S (30)
Reginald Kingston. S (24) Butcher.
Horace Kingston. S (23)
Percy Lattimer Kingston. S (18)
Elsie Kingston. D (21)
Florence Kingston. D (16)

By the time he enlisted the family home was Richmond Villa, Walsall Rd, Darlaston.

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KINGSTON, Roland Frederick, 108780, Sapper.

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Royal Engineers.

He was born in 1881 in Willenhall the son of George and Mary Ann Kingston.

He enlisted on the 11th December 1915 and was placed into the reserves.

He was mobilised at Chatham on the 21st March 1916.

On the 28th April 1917 he embarked on a ship for Mesopotamia.

He died due to an intestinal abscess on the 5th June 1917 whilst in Sierra Leone.

Sadly his grave is now lost and he is remembered on the Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery Memorial, Sierra Leone.

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Roland was entitled to the War Medal and the Victory Medal.

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NOTES.

In the military records his name is spelt Rowland.

Roland had previously served 6 years in the R.A.M.C.

From the 1911 census we see that the family were living at 225 Walsall Rd, Darlaston.

George Kingston. H (57)

Roland Kingston. S (30) Carpenter.

Reginald Kingston. S (24)

Horace Kingston. S (23)

Percy Lattimer Kingston. S (18)

Elsie Kingston. D (21)

Florence Kingston. D (16)

By the time he enlisted the family home was Richmond Villa, Walsall Rd, Darlaston.

Roland was the only one of the family not to work in the father’s Butchers shop!