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Robert Nelson Jones

Robert Nelson Jones

Date of Birth

21 December 1884


Borough Road College


Teacher at Stroud, Glos. Marling Street; Assistant Master Marling School and at Kettering Grammar

Service number


WW1 rank

Second Lieutenant

Northamptonshire Regiment, 4th Battalion

Theatre of war


Date of death

31 July 1917


Menin Gate, Ypres (now Leper), Belgium (Grave/Memorial reference: Panel 43 and 45)


Lieutenant Robert Nelson Jones attended Borough Road College for three years, at the college he was made a prefect, and he graduated as a Triarian with a BSc in 1907. He is listed as being destined for a school in Stroud, Gloucestershire. He was assistant master at Marling School, Stroud and later at the Grammar School, Kettering. He enlisted on 5 July 1915 into the 4th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Jones was 30 when he was shot by a sniper whilst leading an attack on 31 July 1917.


Entry on p.85 [Roll of Honour page], Mentioned on Framed Borough Road College Roll of Honour, BFSS/2/9/3/2, Borough Road College 1905 applications, Secondary source information provided by Douglas Craik (taken from Commonwealth War Graves Commission), 1909 Annual Report, The O.B.’s War Hum and Roll of Service (1918, 4th Edition)