Pte Stanley Jones was born on September 1924 in Massett BC as the son of Elizabeth Jones (father David Jones was already deceased when he enlisted). He is a First Nation of the Massett tribe. His brother was: Vinton Jones and sisters were: Hester Marks, Myrtle Freda Pongracz, Norma and Marina Jones. There were more 6 other brothers and sisters earlier deceased.

The profession of Stanley was a dockworker and fisherman and he was a member of the Church of England. His hobbies were to play a piano and to read sometimes and hunting and he did not like sports.
He enlisted on March 10 1944 in Vancouver and went overseas on December 24 1944 to the UK. And he went thereafter to N-W Europe on February 13 1945 and he was after that wounded on April 24 1945 during the battle in the Delfzijl Pocket.

Stanley died on September 8 1945 age 20 in N-W Germany as a result of a deadly accident by coming off a track of a carrier, which after that came upside down in a ditch and he fell under it unfortunately and was drowned.

He was then temporarily buried in Osterscheps (Germany) and is reburied on June 22 1946 in Holten.

At his headstone is: Rest eternal Grant unto him, O Lord; and let light perpetual Shine upon Him

His medals were: The1939-45 Star; The France; Germany Star; The Defence Medal; The War Medal and The CVSM & Clasp.

 

Name: JONES, STANLEY OWEN
Initials: S O
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Scottish Regiment, R.C.I.C.
Unit Text: 4/1st Bn.
Age: 18
Date of Death: 08/09/1945
Service No: K/2801
Additional information: Son of David and Elizabeth Jones.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VII. B. 15.
Cemetery: HOLTEN CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY