Hayden Lewis Jones



Mar 3, 1894

Born at London England


Apr 14, 1916

Attested into the 135th Battalion at London Ontario 

Ø      Number 803128

Ø      Next of kin given as Margaret Jones (mother) of 60 Bush-Hill Rd. Enfield, London England

Ø      Previous occupation given as mechanic

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Church of England


Apr 20, 1916

Admitted to London Military Hospital with a mild case of Small Pox


May 17, 1916

Discharged to duty


Jun 23, 1916

Transferred to the 91st Battalion


Jun 29, 1916

Embarked the SS Olympic at Halifax Nova Scotia



Jul 5, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England


Jul 15, 1916

Transferred to the 39th Battalion


Aug 12, 1916

Awarded 10 days FP #2 (Field Punishment No 2) and forfeits 10 days pay and allowances 

Offence not recorded


Sep 9, 1916

Awarded 15 days FP #2 and forfeits 20 days pay and allowances 

Offence not recorded


Sep 10, 1916

Drafted to the 21st Battalion 

Although not recorded, I suspect that the Field Punishment was waived in return for proceeding to the front


Sep 11, 1916

Arrived at CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at Havre France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Oct 1, 1916

Left CBD for 2nd Entrenching Battalion


Oct 4, 1916

Joined the 2nd Entrenching Battalion in the field


Oct 5, 1916

Left to join unit


Oct 6, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion had moved to billets that evening at Bouzencourt after being relieved by the 1st Canadian Battalion in the front lines


Dec 11, 1916

Proceeded on Bombing Course


Jan 1, 1917

Sentenced to 28 days FP #1 for creating a disturbance and drawing a knife at 10:30 pm, December 30, 1916

There is no notation of when he returned from course


Apr 9, 1917

Killed in Action at the battle for Vimy Ridge


Lichfield Crater Cemetery

Thelus France


Dec 20, 1920

Beginning on this date, and on subsequent dates, the following medals were sent to Mrs Margaret Jones, mother, at Tregaron Winterstoke Gardens, Mill Hill, London England 

British War Medal

Victory Medal

Memorial Cross

Plaque and Scroll 



For the 7 nights leading up to November 11, 2010, the names of all Canadian soldiers were projected onto the Belgian War Memorial in Ypres.  At the same time, the same names were being broadcast via the internet to schools across Belgium and Canada.  The image above shows the opening ceremonies at the Belgian War Memorial on November 4, 2010. 

Below on the left is the name of Hayden Jones being projected on that wall.  Below right shows the name being broadcast to the schools.  Each name appeared for 25 seconds and each night 9,700 names were shown.


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