Remembered with honour Watford (Vicarage Road) Cemetery: Plot G, Row 1, Grave 791.
He enlisted at H.M. Patent Office, London; appears to have no medals, and died at the 1st Eastern Military Hospital, Cambridge. Unfortunately, Alfred’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an account of Alfred’s funeral in the Watford Illustarted dated 24 April 1915.
Son of Charles Edward/Edwin JONES of Crewe, Chesh, and the late Priscilla (nee WARREN) JONES; husband of Sybil Adelina (nee LEVERMORE) JONES of Streatham Hill, London.
His parents married 13 June 1878 at St Dunstan’s, Stepney, London. Priscilla died 6 July 1910 in Crewe aged 57, and was buried 8 July at Wistaston, Chesh; Charles died 2 September 1924 in Crewe aged 72.
Alfred was born 1881 in Crewe, and baptised 8 September 1881 at St Paul’s, Coppenhall, Crewe. He was awarded the B.Sc. (Manchester), and was Assistant Examiner H.M. Patent Office. He married firstly Margaret Grayston WARREN 1907 in the Lewisham, London, district; she died 13 February 1912 at St Thomas’ Hospital, Surrey, aged 30; they had three children. He remarried 1914 in the Wandsworth, London, district, and resided in Streatham; they had one child. He was buried 20 April. Sybil never remarried and died 22 September 1962 in Boscombe, Dorset, aged 75.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 10 he lived in Coppenhall, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1901 Census, a student at university aged 20 he was a boarder in Moss Side, Manchester, Manchester. On the 1911 Census, an assistant examiner H.M. Patent Office aged 30, he lived in Streatham, with his first wife and two children.
Unit15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles)
Date of death16/04/1915
Age at death34
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)