King Edward’s School and the Great War

Memorial Roll of Honour 1914 - 1918


Jones, Noel Edward

Corporal ▪ 1st Bham Pals, 14th Royal Warwickshire Reg

Noel Edward Jones, born on 5th January 1893, was admitted to King Edward’s School in January 1905. He was one of six children of Fanny and William, a bank manager, and the family lived at 21, Radnor Road, Handsworth. Noel’s younger brother, Maximillius, also an Old Edwardian, served with the Royal Fusiliers and survived the war.

At School, Noel held his own academically but did not appear in any of the School magazines, suggesting that he was not an outstanding sportsman or particularly active in any School societies.

Noel enlisted as a Private Soldier in the 1st Birmingham Pals Battalion (14th Royal Warwickshire Regiment). He was promoted to Corporal in France in 1915, and was declared missing, presumed killed, on 22nd July 1916, aged twenty-four, on the Somme. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, and he left his estate of £1,364 to his mother.