Henry Hardwick Jones
Ali Morgan’s Great Uncle
Henry was born on June 23rd 1891, the eldest son to Walter and Elizabeth Jones who lived at 22 Willow Street Leicester. In the 1911 census Henry was a house painter.
He enlisted with the army in 1914 aged 23 and was attached to the 7th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers as a Private, service number 16201. Henry landed in France at Boulogne on July 9th 1915 but was killed less than 3 months later on September 26th. Henry fell in the area between the River Lys to the old southern boundary of the first Army, east and west of Grenay. Henry was awarded the British War Medal and the Star 1914/15.
Like 20,000 other officers and men with no known grave they are commemorated on the Loos Memorial. The fallen include Fergus Bowes-Lyon, the Queen Mothers brother and John Kipling, the son of Rudyard Kipling.
Henry left two younger brothers, Ernest and Albert Jones. Ernest later married Evelyn in 1936 and they raised their sons Derry and Barry in Netherhall, Leicester. Barry married Barbara in 1963 and they moved to Syston and raised daughters Samantha and Alison Jones. 100 years after Henry joined the Army, Alison (Ali) and husband Scott Morgan moved into Hoby.
|The original exhibition display: Henry Hardwick Jones|