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William Jackson Worksop Guardian reportPrivate William Jackson was born around 1898, and lived at 4 Stanley Street, Killamarsh.  Prior to the war he worked at Kiveton Park Colliery.  He enlisted into King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI), service number 25247 in August 1915 when aged just 17 but was later transferred to the Leicestershire Regiment, 2nd Battalion (Leic, 19550).  He was killed in Mesopotamia on 4th July 1917 and is commemorated on the Kiveton Colliery memorial.


Jack Jarvis (b. 1895, Wales) lived at 9 Wales Road, Kiveton with his uncle William Jarvis.  He worked at Kiveton Park Colliery but we have been unable to locate his service record.


(Phillip) Eric Jeffcock (b. 1888, Sheffield) played cricket for Kiveton Park and served in the Royal Flying Corp.


Lieutenant Harold Charles Firth Jeffcock (b. 1886, Sheffield) was the son of Mr and Mrs CE Jeffcock, formerly of Wales Court, later Retford.  He was a Colliery Manager and enlisted into the Notts and Derby Regiment, 8th Battalion.  He died on 30 May 1915 from wounds he had received 2 days earlier.  He is commemorated on the Wales Square memorial.


Joe Jeffries (b. 1871) was from Worksop but lodged with his brother at 8 Victoria Terrace, Kiveton, the home of Mrs Mary Barber.  He worked at Kiveton Park Colliery.


Private Arthur Johnson (b. 1892 at Swallownest) was the son of Thomas and Martha Jane Johnson and the family lived at 14 North Terrace ,Wales.  Arthur and his father and brother worked at Waleswood Colliery.  Arthur enlisted on 2nd September 1914 at St John’s rooms, Kiveton joining the Notts and Derbys, 1/5th Battalion (14077).  He saw fighting in Gallipoli, then went into Egypt and was then sent to France.  He was wounded on the Somme and remained in hospital for about a year.


Private Alexander (Alec) Jones
(b 1892) lived at Firvale, Harthill the son of Richard and Ann Jones.  He served with the Notts and Derby regiment, 9th Battalion (21832) and was reported missing on 26th September 1916 and later confirmed dead.

Richard Jones

His younger brother Sergeant Richard Jones (b. 1895) also of Harthill had joined the York and Lancaster Regiment, Machine gun corps on in September 1914 at Kiveton (11820).  He married Lily Elizabeth Ross in 1915 and they had one child.  Richard was killed just a week after his brother on 2nd October 1916.  He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, part XXIV and as an employee of Kiveton Park Colliery on the miners memorial. Lily later remarried a Mr Froggatt.

Worksop Guardian Report of Jones brothers

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