George Thomas Jones

George 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
                      1958: Joiner
Address: 1916: See marriage certificate
Died: 27 August 1961, Cardoso Hotel, Lourenco Marques, Mozambique (as a result of a smallpox vaccination)
(GRO Consular Death Indices, DCON, 19961-1965, Vol.55, p.303, line 48)

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.

George Jones

Birth Certificate
Birth certificate of George Thomas Jones

Marriage Certificate
Marriage certificate of George Thomas Jones and Annie Gertrude Bagnall

1939 Register
1939 - Jones Family
Full page image from 1939 Register

Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle
George and Annie visited South Africa on the Windsor Castle in 1961. They travelled from Southampton to Durban, arriving ~ Easter (April) 1961. Tom, Edna, and Rodney met them by car and they drove back to Germiston, staying overnight at a smart country 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 that he was given in Germiston. 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 in South Africa, and his ashes were interred at Berranges in Germiston. Despite the complication of having travelled on a joint passport with her husband, 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.

George Jones family tree
Family tree of George Jones (PDF version)
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