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“KILLED IN ACTION Sergt. Isaac Leonard Williams, South Staffs, whose mother resides at High Street, Swindon, Dudley, has been killed in action. Sergeant Williams, who joined the Army four years ago, had been on active service for two years. He was 22 years old and received his first wound in June 1915. He fought through many battles. ” Wolverhampton Express & Star, 17th August 1916 Len, as he was known, enlisted as a regular soldier in the South Staffordshire Regiment…

Henry Jones was born in Pattingham, Staffordshire in June 1880 and was the eldest child of Samuel Jones and his wife Sarah Ann (née Smith). By the time of the 1901 census Harry, as he seems to have been known, was 21 and living with his parents at Daddenhall Hill, Pattingham, whilst working as a carter on a farm (agricultural horse worker). He seems to have joined the South Staffordshire Regiment as a Private in 1915. His regimental service number…