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Christopher Jones

Potijze Chateau Wood Cemetery. Scots Guards. Ypres Salient. Flanders. Falkirk District
Private Christopher Jones. Authors image

13870 Private

1st Battalion Scots Guards, 2nd Guards Brigade, Guards Division

Age: 37

Date of Death: 5.4.16

Buried: Potijze Chateau Wood Cemetery B.17

Family history: Son of William & Margaret Hastie Jones. Husband of Isabella Mungall Jones, 5 Woodlands Crescent, Falkirk. They had two children Margaret and Andrew. He worked in an Iron Foundry prior to enlisting in 1915.

The action leading to his death

The Battalion relieved 3rd Grenadier Guards on 3 April and took over the front line trenches at Cambridge Road. They had been subjected to constant German shelling and on the 5 April they had sent over retaliatory shell fire against the Battalions left front. The War Diary reported that the Battalion casualties were 4 dead and 16 wounded.

Linesman. Potijze Chateau Wood Cemetery. Ypres Salient. Flanders. Falkirk District

Medals Awarded:

1915 Star, The British War Medal, Victory Medal.

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