Thursday, 3 April 2014

Tom Jaques 1894-1917

Tom Jaques Barnsley Independent 30 June 1917
(thanks to Barnsley Archives)

30 June 1894 in Barnsley

Son of:
Tom Jaques b.1870 Barnsley d.1938

1911: 21 Tower Street, Hospital Porter
married at St Mary's Barnsley on 9 April 1892 to
Emily Jaques (maiden name Johnson) b.1871 d.1946

Position in family: The eldest of 5 children - 3 died young
1. Tom Jaques b.1894 WW1 MISSING/KILLED
2. Ethel Jaques b.1896

3. Sidney Jaques b.1900 d.1900
4. Doris b.1901 d.1901
5. Hilda Jaques b.1902 d.1903

Home address, age and occupation:
1901: 32 Brinckman Street age 6
1911: 21 Tower Street aged 16 Shop Assistant
1914: 21 Tower Street Grocery Assistant Agnes Road Co-op

Marriage: Tom was unmarried

Military Service:
Enlisted: December 1914 at the age of 20 years

In France from January 1917
Regiment and Battalion:    2nd/5th (Territorial Battalion) York & Lancaster Regiment
Service number and rank:   240903 Lance Corporal
Awards: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death:     3 May 1917 aged 22
CWGC Remembered: Arras Memorial Bay 8

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Son of Tom and Emily Jaques of 21 Tower Street, Barnsley.

Barnsley British Co-Operative Society Memorial Tablet, Co-Op Funeralcare, Huddersfield Road  and on  Barnsley British Co-Operative Society, WW1 Roll of Honour, Co-Op Funeralcare, Huddersfield Road and on Barnsley, St George's Church and on a Family Gravestone in Barnsley Cemetery

Printed under the heading "Missing Barnsley Territorial" with the photo above:
Barnsley Independent 30 June 1917
(thanks to Barnsley Archives)
"Amongst the large number of Barnsley lads who are officially reported missing after an attack between May 3rd and 4th is Lance-Corporal Tom Jaques, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Jaques, of 21, Tower Street. Lance-Corporal Jaques, whose 23rd birthday is tomorrow (Saturday) enlisted in the 2/5 York and Lancaster Regiment in December, 1914, and went out to France in January last. Since a boy he had been employed at the Agnes Road Branch of the local Co-operative Society, and was an esteemed member of the St. George's Church Institute. His last letter to his parents was written on May 2nd. A letter received this week from an officer holds out the slight hope that Lance-Corporal Jaques may have been taken prisoner, and needless to say, his parents will welcome any news of him." Barnsley Independent 30 June 1917


Mary Lipscombe said...

Another fascinating account relating to the back grown of Tom Jaques.
It is a tragedy that the poor parents of Tom "lost" all those children.

It may be worth noting that there is an address at Cundy Cross, Barnsley, called Jaques Place. It is a small cul-de-sac of council houses.

Mary Lipscombe said...

Apologies, I meant to say background
of Tom Jaques.