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Henry Jones Army records found

jonah777

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Hi all,
Finally found more information on my grandfather Henry Jones, he had pension records from 1914/18 service......he signed up in 1915 to the South Staffordshire regiment, was sent to Colonne in France late 1915 was wounded in action and lost a finger on his left hand as well as wounds to his left thigh and back.....spent time in hospital in France and the UK...transferred to the RASC as a driver, then based back in the uk his diciplinary record took a turn for the worst, he was constantly late back from leave....being docked pay and confined to barracks........was then awol while on active service and proceded to lose all his kit for which he recieved 220 days detention, he then married in 1917 and my grandmother must have sorted his head out for him......because he turned himself around..he had forfeited his 1915 star when he was detained.....he then was awarded the war medal, the victory medal and his 1915 star was restored to him......he was transferred to the reserve in 1919, then he re-enlisted in the lancashire reg in 1921......thanks to his records I now know he was born in Nantwich Cheshire in 1892.....he sounds like he was a bit of a lad in his time....not only breaking out of barracks but breaking back in also....

thanks for everyones helpfull sugestions in my search so far.........Paul
 
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