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26543   Private Francis Jones
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 25/06/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 8th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 30/04/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 23
Francis Jones was the son of Edward and Elizabeth Jones. Francis was born in 1893. From an early age it seems he was raised by his uncle and aunt in Minterburn. He worked a farm servant. Francis Jones was living in the Dungannon area when he enlisted in September 1915. Private Frank Jones was serving with the 8th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds in France on 30th April 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Chocques Military Cemetery
  Bethune, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Grave I-J-2
CWGC Casualty 166578
Chocques is 4 kilometres north-west of Bethune on the road to Lillers. When you reach the traffic lights on this road at Chocques, follow the signs for the centre of town and go through the main street, then turn left towards Gonnheim. Take the next turning on the right and the cemetery lies approximately 400 metres down the road on the left.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 1 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Francis Jones Lists Francis as age 8 living with relatives at house 21 in Kilmore, Minterburn, Tyrone
2 1901 Census lists Jones family Does not list Francis as living with the family at house 3 in Cronghill, Ballymagran, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists Francis Jones Lists Frank as age 18 living at house 7 in Mullycarnon, Minterburn, Tyrone
4 1911 Census lists Jones family Does not list Francis as living with the family at house 6 in Cronghill, Ballymagran, Tyrone
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Francis Jones' headstone can be purchased here.
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