JONES, William Henry "Harry"

No.14271685, Private, William Henry JONES
Aged 34

2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment
Died of Illness on Friday, 23rd March 1945

William Henry JONES was born about 1911, there are many possible births but so far his is not positively identified.
He married Ashley born Ena HICKS (Bury Q3-1942 4A:2900). His wife was living in Dalham on CWGC records, their son David was born in 1943.

His battalion was not the usual infantry battalion, it was the machine gun battalion for the 2nd Division in Burma. All that is known militarily is in the press cutting below

photo from

photo: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

William Jones is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery, India, grave 13:A:1
KIRKEE WAR CEMETERY was created to receive Second World War graves from the western and central parts of India where their permanent maintenance could not be assured.

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