Saturday 30 January 2010

Private Arthur Stanley Jones

Born on 2 January 1894 in England - brother of Horace Jones, London, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farm labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 3.5 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; healthy complexion; blue eyes; brown hair; tattoo of a cross with words "In memory of my dear Mother and Father" on right forearm.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 23 January 1915 (number 410119) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 5 December 1916.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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