George Thomas Jones
Born: 8 January 1893, 70 Larches Street, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England (Vol.6D, Page 264)
Parents: William Scott Jones and Evelyn Jones (nee Day)
Siblings: George Thomas Jones, 8 January 1893
Edith Annie (Edie) Jones, 24 December 1893
Harriet Eveline (Addie) Jones, 2 August 1898
Albert Edward Jones, ~1902, (died of TB aged ~37)
Married: Annie Gertrude Bagnall, 19 February 1916, St John's Church, Sparkhill, Worcestershire, England
(Q1 1916, Aston, Warwickshire, England (Vol.6D, Page 853)
Children: Thomas Albert Jones, 3 March 1919
Barbara Dorothy Jones, 14 July 1934
Occupation: Cycle Clipper
1911; Fitter (General Engineering Trade)
1934: General Property Repairer (Master)
1939: Carpenter and Joiner
Address: 1916: See marriage certificate
Died: 27 August 1961, Cardoso Hotel, Lourenco Marques, Mozambique (as a result of a smallpox vaccination)
George's mother (Evelyn) came to live with his family (in 16 Stanway Road,
Shirley, Solihull, Birmingham) soon after Albert died, and she stayed for
about five years, then went to stay with Addie.
Church records in Birmingham were lost when the church was bombed in the war.
Full page image from 1939 Register
George and Annie visited South Africa on the Windsor Castle in 1961. They travelled from Southampton to Durban,
arriving ~ Easter 1961. Tom, Edna, and Rodney met them by car and they drove back to Germiston, staying overnight
at a hotel along the way. The trip was about three months long, including visits to the Kruger Park, Swaziland,
and Mozambique (where George died). George was seen by Dr Parker in Germiston before travelling to Mozambique,
as he reacted badly to a smallpox vaccination. He was seen again by a doctor (who had trained in Birmingham) in
Lourenco Marques, Mozambique shortly before he died. His body had to be driven back to South Africa in a lead casket.
His body was cremated, and his ashes were interred at Berranges in Germiston. Annie returned from Cape Town to England
on her own in the Windsor Castle, in the same cabin, and with the same crew that brought her out to South Africa.
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Randburg, South Africa
(Last updated on 8 December 2018)