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Noah Jones, Age 26

Private, 200184, 1501, 1/4th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry.

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K.S.L.I Regiment Cap Badge.

Noah was the only son of the late Mr George and Mrs Amanda Jones of the Machine House, Old Park.

He had worked at the Woodhouse colliery at Priorslee before the outbreak of war. Noah was already serving in the KSLI Territorial's (He had enlisted in Shifnal 4 years earlier) and at the outbreak of the War was mobilised with his battalion in the first week of August 1914. The Battalion served for 3 years in the Far East before being sent to the Western Front in October 1917.

The 1/4th KSLI were at the Front for a very short time before becoming part of the Battle of Cambrai in November 1917. Originally the battle had gone very well with the first mass use of Tanks breaking the German lines but due to the lack of Reserves the Germans had managed to consolidate their lines before launching counter attacks which pushed the British back.

It was during one of these German counter attacks that Noah received the wounds from which he died from. On the 30th December 1917 he and his battalion were holding the Welsh Ridge when the Germans launched their attack, Noah was wounded during this action and died of these wounds 2 days later on January 1st 1918 adding another name to the Dawley roll of Honour which was to be lengthened quite considerably by the Battle of Cambrai and most of all the battle within it - The Welsh Ridge.

Noah left a widowed Mother and two sisters when he died and his body is buried in the Sunken Road Cemetery at Villiers-Plouich in Grave Ref: A.41

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Buried Sunken Road Cemetery at Villiers-Plouich


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Victory Medal British War Medal Territorial War Medal