Lieutenant Colonel Francis George Jones

Lieutenant Colonel Francis George Jones 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 

 Francis George Jones (known as Frank) was born on Friday 8 April 1864 in the Rectory at Kilmurry which is situated between Macroom and Bandon, Co. Cork. He was the son of Edward George and Eliza Wilhelmina Jones, nee Symes. Edward Jones was a Clergyman. 

Frank received his later education at Trinity College, Dublin and records indicate that he was a member of the 9th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps (a Militia Battalion) by early 1883. In May of 1883, Frank was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in the KRRC. Military life obviously appealed to him for he was transferred to the Regular Army and appointed as Lieutenant in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in December 1885.

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