JOHN JORDAN

JACK

Image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.

Born: 1882, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Died: 21st October 1917; age 36; KiA.

Employed: Mr. Noller, Builder, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 22nd April 1915 – France.

 

Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 275306;

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery, 142nd Siege Battery.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

II.E.1.

Gwalia Cemetery,

West-Vlaanderen,

Belgium.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Alfred & Jane Jordan; Husband of F. Jordan, of 2, Asylum Yard, Orwell Street, Ipswich.

 

Uncle to JOHN ALFRED JORDAN.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   66, Lady Lane, Ipswich.

 

John was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Alfred Jordan, 31, a Bricklayer, born Ipswich.

Amelia Jane Jordan (nee Hardwick), 32, born Tuddenham, Suffolk.

Alfred George Jordan, 14, born Ipswich.

Mark Jordan, 11, born Ipswich.

Charles William Jordan, 7, born Ipswich.

Amelia Charlotte Jordan, 3, born Ipswich.

Jane Emily Jordan, 9 months, born Ipswich.

 

1901   44, Bramford Road, Ipswich.

 

John was 20 years old, a Bricklayers Labourer. He was married & Head of the Household.

Frances, 21.

 

1911   20, Back Hamlet, Ipswich.

 

John was 29 years old, a Bricklayers Labourer. He was Head of the Household.

Frances, 30.

Jane, 1.

 

In 1900, Ipswich, John married Frances Chadwick, born 1880, New Brighton, Lancashire. They had a daughter:

Jane Mary Jordan, born 1910, Ipswich.

 

FIVE MEMBERS OF AN IPSWICH FAMILY IN R.G.A.

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Jordan, of 62, Sirdar Road, Ipswich, have three sons and two sons-in-law serving in the R.G.A. In addition they have another son serving with the 2/6th (Cyclist) Battalion. Their names are as follows:- 1. Mark Jordan, R.G.A., now at Bristol; 2. John Jordan, R.G.A., now in France; 3. Charles Jordan, R.G.A., at Cairo; 4. William Jordan, 2/6th Cyclists, stationed at Lincoln; 5. Corpl. Charles Welham, R.G.A. in France; Corpl. Arthur Welham, R.G.A., stationed at Aldershot.

 

Royal Garrison Artillery, 142nd Siege Battery:

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-royal-artillery-in-the-first-world-war/the-siege-batteries-of-the-royal-garrison-artillery/

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