JONES John Reginald
Regiment : 1st/7th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 2072
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action on 10th May 1915
Buried : Calvaire (Essex) Military Cemetery, Belgium, Grave IV. A. 7.
Birthplace : Born and enlisted Stourport, Worcestershire
Memorial : Stourport War Memorial
Also appears on : Stourport High School formerly in Stourport Boys School as Reginald Jones. Stourport Wesleyan Methodist Church as Reginald Jones.
Credits : Transcribed and researched by Adrian Carter.
Private J.R. Jones of Newtown, 2072, C Company, 7th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment is listed in “Stourport Men and the War” – a list of men serving, Kidderminster Shuttle, 19th December 1914.
John Jones was the eldest son of Isaiah and Anne Jones and the first Stourport Territorial to fall. He had recently left for the front and celebrated his thirty-second birthday in the trenches. A well known athlete he was also a useful member of St. Michael’s Air Gun Club. At cricket a good left arm bowler and moderate batsman, a regular member of Stourport Severn C.C. He also played for Wilden in the Kidderminster Cricket League. At football he played with some success for St. Michael’s and the old Stourport Club and was also a member of the Workmen’s club. John was unmarried and lived at Worcester Street, Stourport. His work at the front was with the telegraph section and he was shot early in the morning by a sniper. Particulars of his death were contained in a letter from Charles Clarke, another Wilden player.
Source for additional information: Kidderminster Shuttle 22nd May 1915.
John’s name is recorded on his parents’ headstone in Stourport churchyard.
In May and June 1915 the 1st/7th Worcesters were holding trenches immediately South of the River Warnave, near Ploegsteert.