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Photograph Wallet

Edmund Jones photograph wallet (Royal Army Veterinary Corps)

Daughters of Edmund Jones: Gladys, Winifred and Phyllis
Gladys, Winifred and Phyllis

Beatrice Elizabeth and Kay, wife and daughter of Edmund Jones
Beatrice Elizabeth and baby Kathleen (Kay)

Edmund Jones (1879~1936)
Edmund Jones on his wedding day - Christmas Day 1901, to Beatrice ELizabeth Shaw
Edmund on his Wedding Day
Christmas Day 1901

Little is known about Edmund during the First World War. He would have been 35 years old at the outbreak of war in 1914.

What we do have is this small leather wallet which he always carried with him, containing the photographs of his wife, Beatrice Elizabeth, and his four daughters - Winifred, Gladys, Phyllis and Kathleen.

A fifth daughter, Sheila, would be born after the war in 1924.

It is thought that Edmund was in the Royal Army Veterinary Corps. At some point he was wounded and hospitalised
in Rouen, France, in 1918, after which
he returned home.

After the 'Great War' his daughter Winifred would meet and marry
Robert Speirs Robertson - subject of
much of this WWI section.

Edmund Jones pictured in 1924
Edmund pictured in 1924

Edmund was born in Convent Street, Nottingham. After his marriage in 1901 to Beatrice Elizabeth Shaw the family lived at Hamburg Road & Woodborough Road in Mapperley, Nottingham.

A cousin of Beatrice Elizabeth was William Percy Shaw who died on the
21st November 1918 and is buried in
the St. Pol British Cemetery, France.