Two soldiers

Two soldiers posing for photograph including Pte. Evan Jones

Two soldiers, one standing one seated, both holding swagger sticks and both in uniform of the RAMC. The picture is in a studio, probably one which specialised in military portraits since the background shows a tented camp with woodland in the background. The figure on the right is labelled in blue biro "Evan". On reverse in blue biro is written "Daddy on right 1st World War 1914-18". The printed postcard back says "Thos. Morgan & Co. Photographers Dealers & Stationers etc. 60, Seaside Rd. & Cavendish Place, Eastbourne & Branches".

Cultural Narrative: 

Private Evan Jones (1895-1960)Army numbers: 302481 (as given on Pension ID on March 21st 1921), gives regiment as RAF.He also served in D. Company 2/19 West London Regiment on active service in France, Salonika and Palestine. This was in the period 1916-1918 when he served under Major F.W. Fames.He was wounded on March 30th 1918 and sent to the No.45 Stationary hospital at El-Arish. A letter stating that his head wound was ‘slight’ was sent on April 13th, 1918. His number at this time is recorded as 612538.He was admitted to Alexandria hospital on 18-11-1918 still under number 612358. He is recorded as RAF. He was discharged on 20-01-1919. This may have been for recuperation following the injury in March.De-mobilised on 15th August 1919 after 42 months and 7 days.Not known when he enlisted but joined early in the war, probably in 1915 when he was about 19.He evidently served in the Royal Army Medical Corps2nd London Regiment 19th Battalion.Royal Air Force.He trained near Eastbourne though the donor could not recall the name of the place, though it was/had been a holiday camp and is near a famous lighthouse.

Evan Jones