WW1 pair and Plaque – 16th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.(Salford Pals) K.I.A. Battle of Amiens August 1918.
British War and Victory medals, 30550 Pte S. Jones. Lan. Fus.; Memorial Plaque Samuel Jones.
Samuel Jones Medal Index card confirms his entitlement to a pair only
He was Killed in Action on the 10th August 1918 and is buried at Bouchoir New Cemetery (Battle of Amiens)
His next of kin is listed as Mrs Mary Ann Jones, living at Coleridge Street, Kensington, Liverpool. With a Postcard photograph of Samuel dressed to this address.
Medals, plaque card and silk mounted on card for display.
The 16th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers were known as The 2nd Salford Pals, the battalion was raised in Salford on the 15th of November 1914, by Mr Montague Barlow MP and the Salford Brigade Committee. They began training near home and on the 28 December 1914 they moved to Conway for training. They became part of the 96th Brigade, 32nd Division and moved in May 1915 to concentrate in Shropshire at Prees Heath. The camp was found to be too wet for training and the Division moved on the 21st of June 1915 to Catterick in North Yorkshire. using the firing ranges at Strenshall. In August 1915 they moved for final training and firing practice at Codford on Salisbury Plain.
They proceeded to France, landing at Boulogne on the 22nd of November 1915. Their first taste of action was at Thiepval Ridge on The Somme on the 1st of July 1916, the battle resulted in the Salford Pals being almost wiped out. The battalion was reinforced and saw action throughout the war.
In 1917 they were involved in Operations on the Ancre and the pursuit of the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line. In 1918 they were in action on the Somme and in the Battles of the Hindenburg Line and the Final Advance in Picardy
Condition – NEF