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George Sidney Jones

Private 5146 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers)
Died 1 April 1918 aged 22
Remembered on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
Remembered on Tongham War Memorial

George Jones was the son of John and Jane Jones, and was born in Ash.

The Surrey and Hants News 25 April 1918 reported that he had enlisted in the Dragoon Guards aged only 15 and was drafted to Egypt in 1912. He had returned to England at the outbreak of War. He went to France on 25 October 1914 and was wounded in the hip in November. He was wounded again in June 1915 and returned to England with shrapnel wounds in the head and returned to France some three months later. An officer wrote "He was one of my best men in the signal troop...he was with me at regimental headquarters during some very serious hours after a counter-attack, in which the Carabiniers took a great part, and he was killed instantly."

The 1891 census records that his parents were living in No 2 Gas Works Cottages in Aldershot, and the 1901 census records that the family were living at Kingston in Tongham. Mr Jones was an engine driver at the gas works.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records his parents living in 3 Prospect Cottages, Tongham.

Tongham Great War Roll of Honour

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