King Edward’s School and the Great War

Memorial Roll of Honour 1914 - 1918


Jonas, Frank Isaac

Private ▪ 26th Royal Fusiliers, City of London Regiment

Frank Isaac Jonas, born on 22nd December 1892, was admitted to King Edward’s School in January 1905. He lived with his mother, Esther, at 4, York Road, Edgbaston, his father, Maurice, having died.

There is little mention of Frank’s activities in the School records but a Birmingham trade directory of 1915 suggests that, after School, he worked as a precious stone dealer at 92, Vyse Street in the Jewellery Quarter.

Frank enlisted at St Paul’s Churchyard as a Private Soldier in the 26th Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). He was killed at Ypres on 21st July 1916 and is buried in Berks Cemetery Extension, Flanders. He is commemorated on St Augustine’s Church Memorial, Edgbaston.