Robert Jones

Robert Haywood Jones (1882 - abt. 1916)

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Robert Haywood Jones
Born in Armley, Leeds, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1909 in Doncaster, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Beaumont Hammel. Picardy, Francemap
Profile last modified 12 Oct 2018 | Created 12 Jan 2016
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Private Robert Jones served in the British Army in World War I
Service started: 5 Jul 1916
Unit(s): 2nd Battalion, KOYLI
Service ended: 18 Nov 1916 (KIA)

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Robert Jones was Killed in Action during World War I.

Robert Haywood Jones was born to Anne Haywood and Joseph Jones on 30 August 1882 in Armley, Leeds, England.[1][2][3] He married Zillah Hannah Blackburn on 25 March 1909 in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England.[4][5]

Robert enlisted on 5 July 1916 as a Private, No. 33050, in 2nd Battalion (105th Foot), The King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). He served with the Expeditionary Force in France from 27 September 1916. He was reported wounded and missing after fighting at Beaumont Hamel 18 November 1916, and later was assumed to have been killed in action about that date.[6]


  1. Source: #S1 States birth was registered between October-December 1882 in Bramley, Yorkshire, England
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  3. Source: #S4 States DOB was 30 August 1882 in Armley, Leeds, England
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  6. Source: #S4
  • Source: S1 "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 12 January 2016), Robert Haywood Jones, 1882; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Bramley, Yorkshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
  • Source: S2 "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 12 January 2016), Robert Haywood Jones, 1909; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Marriage, Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  • Source: S3 England and Wales Census, 1891," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 12 January 2016), Robt Heywood Jones in household of Joseph Jones, Bramley, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England; from "1891 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding) county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  • Source: S4 British Army, De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, page 95, image, findmypast ( : n.d.)

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The 18th of November 1916 was the last day of the Battle of the Somme. Robert was attached with the 2nd Batt Koyli as part of the 97th brigade/32nd division.

Robert was killed in No-Mans Land the Munich Trench, near the junction with Lager Alley Beaumont Hammel

posted by Eric Daly
Robert Haywood Jones was a Manager at the "Public Benefit Boot Company", Doncaster branch. His parents were Joseph Jones born 1851 and Ann Haywood born 1857 in Armley. I can help with the Yorkshire genealogy. I was born Armley myself.

Robert Haywood Jones served in the 2nd Battalion, KOYLI with my ancestors. Eric

posted by Eric Daly

Robert is 22 degrees from Peter Roberts, 24 degrees from Emma Smith and 22 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.