2nd Lieutenant Royal Warwickshire Regiment
The Surrey and Hants News 26 April 1917 reported the funeral of Captain Alfred Jones, Royal Engineers, aged 64. His eldest son Lt L. Jones, who had been twice wounded and was currently convalescing, was unable to attend. Amongst the mourners was his other son Cadet A.R. Jones (Roy).
Roy was killed less than a year afterwards. An inscription was then added to his father’s gravestone: “In tenderest memory of 2nd Lieutenant Alfred Roy Jones R. War Regt. Who fell at St Quentin March 22nd 1918”.
Roy was born in 1895 in New Brompton Kent. The census records that in 1911 Captain Jones, a retired Captain and Quartermaster of the Royal Engineers, and his family lived in Leamington Spa.
The records of the Ash War Memorial committee reveal that Mrs Annie Elizabeth Jones, of Sherbourne in Vale Road, subscribed 1 guinea towards the Ash War Memorial. Her other son, Leonard Jones was a Lieutenant in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment and had two medals. Olive Jones had been a VAD worker at the Connaught Hospital for 3 years.