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925805   Private James Robert Jones
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/06/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 05/02/1896
Died: 16/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
James Robert Jones was the son of William and Annie Maria Jones of the Square, Moy, Co. Tyrone. James was born on 5th February 1896 in County Tyrone. The 1901 census shows James as 5 years old. His father William was a carpenter. The family lived in the Square in Moy, Tyrone. James Jones served for one year with the Ulster Volunteers before emigrating to Canada. He worked as a clerk in Vibank, Saskatchewan, Canada. James enlisted on 13th May 1916 at Regina, Saskatchewan.He gave is next of kin as his mother who was still living in Moy, Tyrone. He was not married.Private James Robert Jones was serving with the 5th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment), formerly of 152nd Battalion, when he was killed in action near Vimy on 16th August 1917, aged 21.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Vimy Memorial
  Arras, Pas de Calais, 
Grave Ref: No Ref.
CWGC Casualty 1569873
The Vimy Memorial overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, about eight kilometres northeast of Arras on the N17 towards Lens. The memorial is signposted from this road to the left, just before you enter the village of Vimy from the south. The memorial itself is someway inside the memorial park, but again it is well signposted.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Moy War Memorial - WWI Moy
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1 1901 Census lists Jones family Lists James R as age 5 living with the family at house 25 in Square, Moy, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Jones family Lists James R as age 15 living with the family at house 32 in Square, Moy, Tyrone
3 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private James Robert Jones
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of James Robert Jones
5 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private James Robert Jones's death
6 James Robert Jones Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (34 no.)
7 Saskatchewan War Memorial Project Details of James Robert Jones
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