Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (The 2/4th Battalion)

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1917, MARCH 12th – VALET SUB-SECTION OF DENICOURT TRENCHES, ABLAINCOURT SECTOR

Died of Wounds 12th March 1917

202839 Private Thomas Edward Jones

From the Port Talbot Historical Society 1914 – 1918 Manuscript

JONES, Private, THOMAS EDWARD 202839 2nd/4th Ox & Bucks Light Infantry
12 March 1917
Son of Joseph & Ellen Jones of 30 Arthur Street, Aberavon
Bray Military Cemetery, France 11 B.1

It looks if he had two brothers that also died during the war.

Private 11977 Joseph Jones
8th Bn. The Welsh Regiment
KIA Chunuk Bair,8th August 1915
Age 23
No known grave,Helles memorial panel 140-144.

Private 202839 Thomas Edward Jones
2nd/4th OBLI
Died of wounds,12th March 1917
Buried Bray military cemetary

Gunner 815049 Leonard Jones
Royal Field Artillery
Home death 4th February 1921
Age 22
Buried Goytre cemetary Port Talbot

1917, MARCH 9th – 15th VALET SUB-SECTION OF DENICOURT TRENCHES, ABLAINCOURT SECTOR

Ablaincourt Sector

From The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, by Captain G. K. Rose M.C. (Oxford: B.H. Blackwell, 1920)

The Battalion returned to do another tour in the Ablaincourt sector. The line was again held by A on the left (owing to the former three-company system no proper interchange had been possible) and by B on the right. Davenport went to my old headquarters, which the enemy was now busy trench-mortaring, and held half the front previously held by C, which, with D Company, was now in support. To the usual evils were now added rifle-grenades filled with gas, which caused several casualties in A Company. D Company lost a good man in Lance Corporal Tremellen, who was wounded by a bullet through the legs when leading a ration party ‘across the top,’ and other N.C.O.’s went sick with trench fever. During this tour the energy of Corporal Viggers, of my company, was most remarkable. He did the work of ten.

Extracted From The Regimental Chronicles of the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

… had one more tour in the line from the 9th to the 15th

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