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Forename(s): Charles Heseltine
Place of Birth: Burnley, Lancashire
Service No: 42986
Regiment / Corps / Service: King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)
Battalion / Unit: 9th (Service) Battalion
Division: 21st Division
Date of Death: 1917-06-01
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. A. 16.
CWGC Cemetery: HENIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: HAWES, YORKSHIRE
Charles Heseltine Jones (born 7 August 1897) was the son of Christopher and Ann Jones, née Heseltine. Christopher was born at Preston-under-Scar and Ann at Walden, Yorkshire. A younger son, First Radio Officer Richard Heseltine Jones, was killed during the Second World War on the 5 November 1940. His ship, S.S. “Maidan” (Liverpool), was part of Convoy HX84. Leaving Halifax, Nova Scotia for Liverpool, the convoy was attacked by the German pocket battleship “Admiral Scheer”. Seven ships from the convoy were sunk. S.S. “Maidan” was loaded with explosives that blew up when she was hit; all ninety members of the crew were lost.
1901 Aysgarth, Yorkshire Census: Charles Jones, aged 3 years, born Burnley, Lancashire. [Charles and his mother were visiting Nathaniel and Isabella Mason.]
1911 Hawes, Yorkshire Census: Crown Hotel - Charles Jones, aged 13 years, born Burnley, Lancashire, son of Christopher and Ann Jones.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Cpl Charles H. Jones, 42986, K.O.Y.L.I.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Cpl Charles Haseltine [sic] Jones, 42986, 9th Yorks L.I. K. in A. 1.6.17.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Cpl Charles Heseltine Jones, 42986, 9th Bn K.O.Y.L.I. Date and Place of Death: 1.6.17. In action France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother and sole legatee - Ann. £5 7s. 3d.
Charles is commemorated on the North Riding County Council War Memorial to Members, Staff and Employees.
A short biography of Charles is included in: ‘Wensleydale Remembered - The Sacrifice made by the Families of a Northern Dale 1914-1918 and 1939-1945’ by Keith Taylor (2004).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Corporal Charles Heseltine JONES
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 21st Division
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