Jones, A J
ALFRED JAMES JONES
Remembered with honour Bard Cottage Cemetery: Plot VI, Row A, Grave 6.
He originally enlisted in Watford 24 August 1908, in the Hertfordshire R.F.A. Territorial Force for four years: an ironmonger aged 24, 5’6¾” tall, unmarried of Watford; his next-of-kin was his mother. He served at Home until 23 August 1912 when he was discharged on the Termination of his Engagement. He re-enlisted in Putney, London S.W., and was formerly 2nd Air Mechanic 27173 Royal Flying Corps. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died of wounds received or was killed in action.
There is an article about Alfred in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 3 November 1917, and a Death announcement in the issue dated 8 December 1917; plus In Memoriams in the issues dated 12 October 1918 and 18 October 1919.
Son of Frederick Charles and Alice (nee SALES) JONES; husband of Myra (nee SANDERSON) JONES.
His parents married 1880 in the Dartford, Kent, district. Frederick died 1930 in Watford aged 72, and was buried 23 January in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Alice died 1933 in Watford aged 75, and was buried 2 May, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Alfred was born 17 September 1884 in Watford, and baptised 19 October 1884 at St Mary’s, Watford. He married 1914 in the Brentford, Middx, district. Myra never remarried and died 1967 in the Hillingdon, Middx, district aged 83.
On the 1891 Census, aged 6 he lived in Sutton at Hone, Kent, with his grand-parents. On the 1901 Census, aged 16 he lived in Watford, with his parents and eight siblings. On the 1911 Census, an ironmonger’s assistant aged 26, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and six siblings.
Unit50th Battery, 34th Brigade
Date of death15/10/1917
Age at death33
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)