Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George V)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Jones
Initials:   G.T.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  P/16064
Notes:   MFP. Awarded the 1915 Star, Victory and War Medals. First served abroad (1) France, 7/11/1915 to 2/12/16 and 27/7/17. Formerly Pte. 7 Royal Dublin Fusiliers. No. 24069, also shown as serving in Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. No. 23181 in soldiers died. He was born, enlisted and resided in Northampton. A Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: 25/2/1919 Died at Le Treport from disease, 26/6/1919 widow Josephine received £31-13-01, 3/9/1919 received £3-19-04. No inscription on gravestone. Correspondence on medal card " O i/c MP records forwards roll of men, deceased since leaving the service, requests instructions re disposal of 14/15 Star. 31/5/21". No mention of Salonika service on medal card or medal roll. George Thomas Jones. National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton, Page 334. Volunteering in August 1915, he served in the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, the Royal Dublin Fusiliers and the Worcestershire Regiment before being transferred to the Military Police and drafted to Salonika. Whilst in this seat of operations he took an active part in many important engagements in various sector. He later contracted malarial fever and was evacuated to England, but after a period of treatment was transferred to France, where he was present at the Battles of Cambrai, the Somme and the Lys. Early in 1919 he was invalided to hospital suffering from bronchial pneumonia and unfortunately died from the effects on February 20th, 1919. He was entitled to the 1914-1915 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals. "His memory is cherished with pride". 24 Park Street, Northampton. Extract from the Northampton Chronicle and Echo, 122/11/26. Memorial Wreaths laid at War Memorial: In loving memory of George Thomas Jones, LC, Military Foot Police who died February 25th 1919. From Mother.

Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 25th February 1919
Company: MFP
Cemetery: ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION   FRANCE
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