Title: Charles Edward Kingdon Jones fonds. -- 1912-1936; predominant
1912-1925. -- 3 cm of textual material;
18 photographs: b&w, 33.5 x 26 cm or smaller; 2 artifacts
Biographical Sketch: Charles Edward Kingdon Jones was born in Saint John, N.B. on September 26, 1889. He was the son of Charles D. and J.M. Jones and brother of Dorothy R. Jones. He received his early education at Rothesay Collegiate School. Jones attended McGill University for one year and then entered the University of New Brunswick in 1908 where he received a B.A. in 1912. In 1913, Jones entered the Timber and Grazing Branch of the Department of the Interior in Ottawa. Soon after the outbreak of World War I, he entered Kingston Military College to qualify for a lieutenancy in the artillery, but he was forced to give up the course due to an accident. He returned to Ottawa and after recuperating joined the Queen's Field Ambulance. Jones joined the 38th Battalion, C.E.F. in April 1918. His engagements included Amiens, Arras, Drocourt, and Douai-Cambrai, where he was killed by enemy machine gun fire while advancing with his section on September 29, 1918. At the time of his death, Jones was in line for a commission, for which he had been singled out, and had taken part of his examinations.
Scope and Content: This fonds contains correspondence to Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Jones and Dorothy Jones Marshall regarding the death and burial plot of C.E. Kingdon Jones, 1918-1936. This fonds also contains photographs of war sites and memorials in France, mostly related to the service and death of C.E. Kingdon Jones. Other contents include memorabilia and newspaper clippings, photographs, memorial plaque and commemorative scroll, diplomas of C.E. Kingdon Jones and Charles D. Jones, and medals.
Title: Title is based on name of creator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Deposited by Dorothy Jones Marshall in 1986-87.