Jones Eric Pte 4458316

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Name Jones Eric
Army number 4458316
Rank Pte
Date of birth Not yet known exactly but 1919/20.
Age 0
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, T, attested 1/12/39. Basic Training carried out at Palace Barracks, Holywell, Ballykinlar. Posted 7th Holding Bn DLI. Posted 11th Bn DLI 1st April 1940. Served B.E.F. Taken Prisoner of War - notified 20/6/1940. Released by US forces 13th April 1945. Posted 6th Bn DLI. Served at Alexander Barracks, Glasgow and at Skipton.
Company/Battery HQ Company
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Driver
Joined Brigade 01-Apr-40
Prisoner of War 20B 19402
Died/Killed in action 28/2/2015
Home address Ffermicatrin, Lloc Holywell, Clywd, CH8 8LL
Source table 11DLI

Mr Eric Jones had been a PoW at Thorn PoW Camp. He was one of a small number of surviving 70th Brigade Veterans when the work began and, in addition to being willing to discuss his experiences in telephone interviews, was always interested in the progress of the research into the Brigade - telephoning the author for an update every two or three months - until his death on 28th February 2015 at the age of 95. Eric had appeared in illustrations in "The Durham Bugle".