William Patrick Jones



Sep 9, 1896

Born at Liverpool England


Nov 7, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59527 (temporary number 883)

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs Alice Williams (sister) of 2 India Street, Liverpool England

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø      Previous military experience given as Royal Canadian Engineers 3rd Field Coy.

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to West Sandling Camp, near Hythe Kent


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St Seiriol at Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France and proceeded to the town of St Omer


Jul 23, 1916

Wounded in both legs and admitted to No 6 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) then transferred same day to No 17 CCS (Canadian Casualty Clearing Station)


Jul 24, 1916

Transferred to No 2 Canadian Stationary Hospital


Jul 26, 1916

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Cambria


Posted to CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) while in hospital


Jul 28, 1916

Admitted to Edmonton Military Hospital, London


Sep 22, 1916

Transferred to Woodcote Park Hospital at Epsom


Oct 20, 1916

Discharged from hospital and proceeded to CCAC


Oct 23, 1916

Attached to CRD (Canadian Reinforcing Depot) at Shoreham


Oct 29, 1916

Ceases to be attached to CRD and is attached to 1st CCTBn (Canadian Corps Training Battalion?) at Hastings


Dec 4, 1916

Ceases to be attached and is posted to 1st CCTBn


Jan 24, 1917

Posted to 6th Reserve Battalion at East Sandling Camp


Feb 2, 1917

Awarded 5 days Field Punishment #2 (offence not recorded) and forfeits 5 day’s pay


Mar 6, 1917

Posted to 21st Battalion 

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


Mar 31, 1917

Left CBD for the 2nd Entrenching Battalion


Apr 2, 1917

Joined the 2nd Entrenching Battalion in the field


Apr 16, 1917

Left to join unit


Apr 17, 1917

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in the support trenches in the Volker House area


Jul 30, 1917

Attached to the 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade for duty


Aug 21, 1917

Rejoined 21st Battalion from Brigade duty


Nov 3, 1917              

Killed in Action in fighting near Crest Farm at Passchendaele.


Because his body was never identified and he has no known grave, he is commemorated on the Menin Gate at Ypres Belgium

(5th name down in the right column) 


Dec 20, 1920

Beginning on this date and on subsequent dates the following medals were sent to his mother, Mrs Mary Ellen Jones at 42 Great Homer St., Liverpool England 

1914-15 Star

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 is the name of William Jones being broadcast to the schools.  Each name appeared for 25 seconds and each night 9,700 names were shown.

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