Lance Corporal William Richard Gurney Jones

© Royston Williamson 2015

William Richard Gurney Jones was born in 1893 in Hackbridge, Surrey. The son of William and Maria, William had one younger brother. He was baptised on the 7th October 1894 at Beddington in Surrey.

In 1901, the family were living at 100 Vestry Road, Camberwell.

In 1911, William was still living with his family, although they had moved to 1 Adeline Cottage, Wells Road, Guildford, Surrey. William was working as a milkman.

William married Phyllis Bessie Cook September 7th 1913 in Dorking. They set up home together in 3 Humphreys Cottages, Dene Street Gardens, Dorking.

William joined the 3rd / 4th Battalion of The Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment as a Lance Coporal with the Army number G/1357.

William was killed in action on the 5th November 1917 at the Battle of Passchendaele aged 24. His body was never found and he is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke Panel 14 to 17 162 to 162A

Born                            Hackbridge, Surrey
Lived                           Dorking

Son of                        William and Mary Jones
Husband of                 Phyllis Bessie Jones of 3 Humphreys Cottages, Dene Street, Dorking

Enlisted                       London

Regiment                     3rd/4th Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Number                       G/1357

Date of Death              5th November 1917
Place of Death             Flanders
Cause of Death           Killed in Action

Age                              24

Memorial                     Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

WRG Jones Tyne Cot Memorial © Ian Jones 2017
WRG Jones Tyne Cot Memorial Panel © Ian Jones 2017