King Edward’s School and the Great War

Memorial Roll of Honour 1914 - 1918


Jones, Frederick Wigan

Lieutenant ▪ 8th Battalion, 6th Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Frederick Wigan Jones, born on 12th February 1892, was admitted to King Edward’s School in September 1903. He was the only child of Fanny and William, a bank cashier, and the family lived at 35, Gladstone Road, Sparkbrook (and later at Station Road, Stechford).

At School, Frederick was top of his class in drawing, and performed solidly in other subjects. After leaving School, he studied Art, probably at the Birmingham School of Art.

In September 1914, Frederick enlisted in the 6th Royal Warwickshire Regiment as a Private Soldier, and was sent to France in March 1915, serving as a Signaller. He gained a commission as a Second Lieutenant in November 1915 in the 8th Battalion, and was promoted to Lieutenant in October 1916. He was seriously wounded on 25th November 1916 while helping a soldier who had lost his unit. He later died of his wounds, aged twenty-four, in Westminster Empire Hospital on 21st December. He is buried in Yardley Cemetery, Birmingham, and left his estate of £416 to his father.