Birmingham, England, UKArmy, SGT, 1st Btn, The Royal Rgt of Fusiliers11/20/2005, Iraq, Basra
Sergeant “Jonah” Jones, a Birmingham father of one, served with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. His wife Nickie said family members were mourning their “terrible loss”.
The death of Sergeant Jones, from Castle Bromwich, brings to 98 the number of British military fatalities since the invasion in March 2003. He loved being a soldier and was very proud of his regiment
Mrs Jones described her husband as an “all round sportsman” who boxed, played football and was “passionate about Aston Villa”.
“He loved being a soldier and was very proud of his regiment,” she said. Sergeant Jones was “a fantastic dad” to their five-year-old son Jack, she added.
Sergeant Jones’ commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Simon Marr, said he would be remembered as an “outstanding” soldier. “Jonah Jones was a much loved and highly popular member of our Battalion, the First Fusiliers,” he said. Brimming with energy, a love of soldiering and an endearing sense of humor and compassion for his men, he will be sorely missed
Sergeant Jones’ commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Simon Marr described Sergeant Jones as “brimming with energy, a love of soldiering and an endearing sense of humor and compassion for his men” and a man who would be “sorely missed”.
Sergeant Jones joined the Army at 16 and had served in Bosnia, Northern Ireland and Kosovo.