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Jones, Stanley Livingstone, Calgary, Alberta. Occupation: Lawyer. Military Service: Lieutenant, Captain, Major, PPCLI. Attestation Papers [not found online]. Diary References: “Short route march this afternoon under Capt. Jones. Our N.C.O.s being given drill. Some of them need it, too,” 2:23 Nov ’15; “Sent with rations down to [Maj. S.L.] Jones’s party at strong point near Vlamertinghe, about 5 miles from here. Nearest town to our camp is Ouderdom,” 2:23 Mar ’16. According to Hodder-Williams, 81, Pte. A.R. Jones, Reg. No. 410954, 1st University Co., did not become a lieutenant until 10 November 1917; therefore, it must have been Maj. S.L. Jones who was mentioned on 23 March 1916 in Frank’s diary. According to Hodder-Williams, 81, Major S. L. Jones was wounded and a prisoner of war at Sanctuary Wood on 2 June 1916. He died in the hands of the enemy on 8 June 1916.
Additional Biographical Information
Captain, later Major, Stanley Livingstone Jones had served in the South African War and after his return worked as a lawyer in Calgary. He enlisted with the PPCLI in August 1914 as a lieutenant and was wounded twice in 1915. Promoted to Major in December 1915, he was severely wounded and captured by the Germans at the Battle of Sanctuary Wood on June 2 and died of his wounds six days later. He was buried with full military honour by his German captors. Stephen K. Newman, With the Patricia’s in Flanders 1914-1918 (Saanichton: Bellewaerde House Publishing, 2000), 173.
21 May1915: Lt. Stanley Jones also rejoined from England. PPCLI War Diary.
26 May 1915: 1 Officer (Lieut. Stanley Jones) … wounded. PPCLI War Diary.
Date of Death: 8 June 1916. Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Buried at Moorseele Military Cemetery, Wevelgem, 18 km east of Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders, Belgium. Grave Reference: A.A.12.