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M/348782   Private John George Jones
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 16/07/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Army Service Corp (British Army)
Died: 21/06/1918 (Home)
Age: 20
Summary      
John George Jones was the son of John and Sarah Eliza Jones. John Jones was born in Caledon, County Tyrone about 1898. By the time of the 1911 census, John was 12 years old and was living with the Ferry family in Mineveigh, Newmills. Private John George Jones was serving with the Royal Army Service Corps when he died at home on 21st June 1918. He was 20 years old.
Further Information
John George Jones was the son of John and Sarah Eliza Jones.
John Jones was born in Caledon, County Tyrone about 1898.
By the time of the 1911 census, John was 12 years old and was living with the Ferry family in Mineveigh, Tullyniskane, Tyrone. Mineveigh is near Newmills, Dungannon, County Tyrone. The census describes him as an orphan.
John George Jones was a member of Newmills L.O.L. No. 183.
Medal card
Private John George Jones was serving with the Royal Army Service Corps when he died at home on 21st June 1918. He was 20 years old.
Private John Jones is buried in the south west corner of Caledon (St. John) Church of Ireland Churchyard, County Tyrone.
John -George Jones' gravestone
Private John Jones is commemorated locally on the Newmills Parish Church WWI roll of Honour and on Newmills L.O.L. 183 Dungannon Roll of Honour.
Private Jones is also commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
The CWGC record Private Jones as the son of John and Sarah Eliza Jones of Church Hill, Caledon.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Mineveigh, Tullyniskane Newmills Census listing in Mineveigh, Tullyniskane 54.547799 -6.759968
2 St Johns Church of Ireland Caledon Buried in St Johns Churchyard 54.353236 -6.836792
GRONI References
TYPE - B:Birth M:Marriage D:Death | GRONI | SIBLING: brother or sister | NOTES: spelling inconsistencies, etc.
Date Type Surname First name Relationship GRONI Ref Notes
15/08/1897 M Williamson Sarah Parent M/1897/T1/1406/4/51b
15/08/1897 M Jones John Parent M/1897/T1/1406/4/51a
10/04/1898 B Jones John Casualty U/1898/204/1012/3/410
20/07/1900 B Jones Susan Sibling U/1900/108/1012/5/363
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Ferry family Does not list John George as living with the Ferry family
2 1911 Census lists his mother Possible listing of his mother at Church St, Caledon
3 1911 Census lists John George Jones Lists John George, an orphan, as age 12 living with the Ferry family at house 1 in Mineveigh, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
4 FindAGrave.com Photo of Private John George Jones' gravestone
5 Ireland Memorial Record Lists John George Jones, Caledon
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of John George Jones' gravestone can be purchased here
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