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Name: Eric Edward Jones Rank: Air Mechanic 1st Class (A) Service number: FX/94193 Unit: HMS Canada, Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy At the Naval Telegraphist and Air Gunnery School, East Camp, RCAF Station Yarmouth Date of birth: October 20, 1920 Place of birth: Abertillery, Ebbw Fach Valley, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK Date of Death: December 20, 1943 Age: 23 Cemetery: Mountain Cemetery, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada Grave: Lot 1. Sec. A.K. Grave 7. Next of kin: Son of Mr. and Mrs. P. Jones, of Ipswich, Suffolk, England. Jones died December 20 at the East Camp Hospital from a head injury from a motor vehicle accident on December 19, 1943 The story of the happenings on the fatal night of December 19th related how one of the victims, Fred Newbould King, accompanied by his companion, Jones, were in the act of crossing the street shortly before midnight in the neighbourhood of the YMCA at the corner of Main and Cliff Street, when they were struck by an automobile, allegedly travelling at a swift pace. King of the Fleet Air Arm was killed by the impact instantaneously, while Jones, also of the Fleet Air Arm, succumbed to his injuries a few hours later in the military hospital in the early hours of December 20th. The car allegedly having caused King's death did not stop, but at a rapid speed proceeded up Main, down Brown, and a few minutes later seen crossing Main St at Forest St. Town police, RCMP and Military Police were quick to arrive on the scene. What is known is that the community assisted with testimony and eyewitness accounts (there were 14 witnesses in the subsequent trial) of the whereabouts of the vehicle and driver after the incident, assisting authorities with the subsequent investigation in bringing the person responsible to justice. A full military funeral was held for the two men at 10 AM Wednesday December 20th, with service in the chapel on base an interment in the Mountain Cemetery of Yarmouth.
Eric Edward Jones