Private Ernest Henry Jones

Private Ernest Henry Jones

© 2015 Royston Williamson
© 2015 Royston Williamson

Thank you to Patricia Brazier for the following research

Ernest was baptised at St. Pauls Church, Dorking on 17th November 1876. His father is Henry, a labourer, and his mother is Esther (nee Garnley). Their address is Cotmandene, Dorking.

In the 1891 census his family are living at 5 Harrow Road in Dorking. Henry, Ernest’s father, is a gardener. He is 52 and was born in Ashtead, Surrey. Esther, his mother, is 48 and was born in Dorking. Ernest is 14 and an errand boy. There are four other children: William J (13), Walter John (10), Annie Jane (8), and Esther Lilian (4).

The 1901 census finds the family still living at 5 Harrow Road. Henry is still a gardener and Ernest is a shop assistant in the boot trade. Walter is a nursery gardener and Esther Lilian has no occupation. Annie Jane is a housemaid with a family in Dorking and William J is boarding with a family in Chiswick. He is a tram car conductor.

Ernest’s mother Esther died on 17th May 1901.

In the Electoral Rolls of 1910 and 1909 Ernest is living at 30a Hampstead Road in Dorking with his brother Walter John.

In the 1911 census Ernest is living at 23 Orchard Road in Dorking. He is a boot salesman. In the same house are his brother Walter John and Walter’s wife Harriet. Their father Henry is a patient at the County Asylum in Woking.

On Saturday 17th November 1917 this notice appeared in the Dorking Advertiser:-

Ernest Henry Jones Missing Notice © Dorking Advertiser
Ernest Henry Jones Missing Notice © Dorking Advertiser

Ernest died on 4th October 1917. On this day his regiment was involved in the 3rd Battle of Ypres in Broodseind.

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

He has no known grave but is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 113 – 115.

Born                         Dorking, Surrey
Lived                         Dorking, Surrey

Son of                      Henry and Esther (nee Garnley) Jones

Regiment                  3rd/10th Battalion, The Duke of Cambridge Middlesex Regiment
Number                    G/4076

Date of Death           4th October 1917
Place of Death          Ypres, Belgium.
Cause of Death         Killed in action

Age                          41

Memorial                   Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium