1. Memorial:Loos MemorialPanel 99 to 101. Loos
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.127

Awards & Titles:


Family :

Son of John Edmund and Fanny Jones, of 12, Prince of Wales Terrace, Scarborough.

Education & Career :

Percy Barrett Jones was first educated at St Peter’s School in York, where his father was a solicitor. He entered Christ College Brecon at Easter 1896 and was one of several brothers to join School House. He played several rugby football matches for the 1st XV, 2nd XV and the ‘A’ XV.

In 1898 he left school to enter the banking profession, moving to a position in Chester before leaving for India where he joined the Army.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 3/Middlesex Regiment 

3rd Battalion August 1914 : in Cawnpore, India. Returned to England in December 1914, moved to Winchester and attached to 85th Brigade in 28th Division. Landed at Le Havre 19 January 1915. 25 October 1915 : moved to Egypt and went on to Salonika, arriving 2 December 1915.

Action : The Battle of Loos and associated actions 

"The Battle of Loos (25 September to 18 October 1915) was the major battle on the Western Front in 1915, surpassing in every respect all that had gone before in terms of numbers of men and materiel committed to battle. The preliminary bombardment was the most violent to date and the battle was charaterised by the committment of Regular and Territorial battalions on a large scale, in which the Territorials performed just as well as the Regulars. As the battles on the Western Front in 1915 increased in size and violence, so the casualties increased in proportion: Neuve Chapelle 12,000, Aubers Ridge/Festubert 29,000 , Loos 60,000. 1916 was to take the casualty cost to another level. Loos was intended as a minor role in support of French efforts around Arras but circumstances reduced the French effort. It marked the first use of poison gas by the British. Once the initial assualt had failed the battle continued in a series of actions mostly focused on the northern sector around the tactically important Hohenzollern Redoubt."

Serving with the West Yorkshire Regiment at Quetta, he fought in the 1902 South African Campaign. In 1906 transferred to the Indian Army and was temporarily attached to the 77th Moplah Rifles. He was promoted to Captain in October 1911 and exchanged to the Middlesex Regiment at Lebong (Darjeeling) in the following year. He was later posted back home to the Regimental Depot at Mill Hill.

At the outbreak of war he was sent to Chatham and later joined his Battalion in France in April 1915. He took part in a number of engagements, including the Second Battle of Ypres.

Detail :

Captain Percy Barrett Jones was killed in action in the desperate fighting of the confined trenches near Hulloch during the Battle of Loos on 28th September 1915.

His death was reported in the Sheffield Daily Telegraph and the Hull Daily Mail on the 6th October, 1915: "Captain Percy Barrett Jones, 3rd Middlesex Regiment, news of whose death in action was received at Malton on Tuesday, was the son of Mr. J. Edmund Jones, solicitor, and Mrs Jones, of York and Scarborough. He was 33 years of age, and leaves a widow and one child."

He is remembered on the Loos Memorial, in The King’s Book at York and on the War Memorial at Christ College.He is further commemorated on a tablet to his memory in Clifton Church - Yorkshire Gazette 24th June, 1916.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Albert Victor No. 2328 E.C.Yorkshire (North & East Ridings)

27th January 1903
24th February 1903
24th March 1903

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