Private Gerald Spencer Evan Jones

Thank you to Lenka Cathersides for the following research.

Gerald Jones Birth Registration Transcription © findmypast.co.uk
Gerald Jones Baptism Certificate © ancestry.co.uk

Gerald Spencer Evan Jones was born on the 29nd of July 1899 in Hampstead, London to engineer Spencer Evan and Constance Geraldine Jones (nee Kilburn). He was baptised in October 1899 in Emmanuel’s church, Hampstead.

Gerald’s father Spencer Evan was born about 1866 in Croydon to Spencer Evan and Louisa Phoebe Dyer born about 1846 in London, Middlesex. Spencer Evan Jnr was baptised on the 6th of April 1867 at St John the Baptist’s church in Croydon. His mother, Constance Geraldine Kilburn was born in the 3rd quarter of 1867 in Islington, London to East India merchant Charles, born about 1821 in Camberwell and Elizabeth born about 1831 in Islington. Spencer and Constance married in the 1st quarter of 1898 in Hampstead, London. Gerald had a sister Gwyneth Margaret Evan Jones born about 1903 in Hampstead.

Gerald Jones 1901 Census © findmypast.co.uk

At the time of the 1901 Census, the family lived at 16 Lyncroft Gardens, Hampstead. Spencer was working as a patent agent technical assistant and Constance was at home. The household further comprised of their son Gerald and a servant.

Gerald’s father Spencer died in the 3rd quarter of 1902 in Brighton, Sussex.

Gerald Jones 1911 Census © findmypast.co.uk

At the time of the 1911 Census, Constance and her children Gerald and Gwyneth were lodgers of quarryman William Honey at Tintagel in Cornwall. The house had nine rooms.

Gerald Jones enlisted in London into the Inns of Court Officers’ Training Corps which was a territorial unit closely associated with the legal profession.

He was a Private with regimental number 12571. At the time of his enlistment he resided at Beaulieu in Hampshire.

Gerald Jones died on the 7th of March 1918 at the Beeches Hospital in Berkhamsted, England. Berkhamsted was the location of a training camp of the Inns of Court Officers’ Training Corps.

Gerald Jones Dorking Cemetery Roll of Honour © CWGC.org

He was buried on the 13th of March 1918 at Dorking Municipal Cemetery. His cemetery reference is: 18.9757. His mother, Constance had to Dorking before his death.

Gerald’s mother Constance lived at Moor End, Beaulieu, Hampshire and later in Dorking. On the 20th of June 1925 she was buried at Dorking Municipal Cemetery.

Born                            Hampstead, London
Lived                            Hampstead, London

Son of                          Spencer Evan and Constance Geraldine Jones

Regiment                     Inns of Court Officer Training Corps
Number                       12571

Place of Death             Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Date of Death              7th March 1918

Age                             19

Cemetery                    Dorking Cemetery