Percy Barrett Jones was first educated at St Peter’s School in York, where his father was a solicitor. He entered Christ College 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. 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.
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. He is remembered on the Loos Memorial, in The King’s Book at York and on the War Memorial at Christ College.
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