John William Jones pte Coldstream Guards
John was born in 1888 at Appleton Roebuck North Yorkshire. He married Martha on the 2nd Oct 1915 whom he had met whilst working at Wighill vicarage. John joined the Coldstream Guards in December 1915 (Soldier no.18800) and served on the Western front from August 1916.
He was seriously wounded on September 20th 1917 at Ypres and as a result of his wounds had to have both legs amputated above the knee. although he had prosthetic legs he actally spent the rest of his life in a wheel chair. He died in 1955.
3 photos of war service 3 photos of hospital stay 1 press cutting Discharge certificate Colours of Coldstream guards paybook
Photograph of the entrance to the Barracks at Caterham
Coldstream Guards - The Barrack Gates Caterham
Sgt. Williams' Squad Coldsteam Guards, October 1916
Photograph of John william Jones squad taken in October of 1916
John William Jones in uniform
Photograph of John william Jones in uniform
John William Jones in the grounds of the hospital
Photograph of Jon William Jones taken in the hospital grounds it isn't known exactly which hospital except that it was in the Midlands
Photograph of John William Jones taken whilst in hospital it isn't know which hospital he was sent to except that it was in the Midlands.
John William Jones - Hospital
In the hospital ward
Photograph of John william Jones in the hospital ward. It isn't known exactly which hospital except that it was in the Midlands.
The press cutting describes the events which led to John having both legs amputated and that he had been sent to a hospital in the Midlands.
Press cutting reporting John william Jones' injuries
John William Jones's discharge certificate from the army, giving his length of service and the reason for discharge as shell wound both legs, amputated both thighs he was discharged 22nd October 1918.
front of certificate giving a address to send it to if found.
Front of discharge Certificate
State colours of the Coldstream Regiment of Footguards
State colours of the Coldstream Regiment of Footguards a certificate given to John to inform his relatives and friends that he served his King and country as a soldier in the Coldstream Guards, during the great European war and wa wounded at Ypres.
Cover of pay book for use on active service
page one of John William Jones's paybook gives instructions to soldiers on how the paybook should be used and what to do if is lost also that once on active service page 18 may be used for their will.
pages two and three
These pages give details of regiment date of attestation, age on enlistment and rate of pay.
pages four and five
pages six and seven
these pages list payments to John William Jones between May and August 1917
List of payments made up to 14 September 1917 the week before he was wounded.
pages eight and nine
Pages twelve gives instructions and examples of a will and and page thirteen shows John's own will.
Pages twelve and thirteen
List of clothing issued to troops of the expeditionary force
Alist of all the clothing issued tot he soldier and the quantites of each for example 3 pairs of worsted socks, 2 flannel shirts, 120 rounds of ammunition
Last page of paybook
This final page is signed confirming all the equipment, clothing etc. has been issued and is complete
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