Documenting Coronavirus in Solihull

At Solihull Heritage & Local Studies we try to make sure that we are collecting items that will help future historians understand the history that we lived through.

Official reports will give the statistics of the COVID-19 pandemic, but won’t include the stories of everyday experiences and people’s feelings. Please help us to document what it’s like so that future generations can understand what we went through.

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15th March 1920

Private Leslie Jones, 1st South Midland Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps, died on 15th March 1920 and is buried at Olton Franciscan Cemetery, Solihull. He was born in Birmingham in 1889 and baptised at St Asaph’s Church on 7th July 1889. His parents were Thomas Henry Jones, a carpenter, and Harriet Elizabeth (née Evans), a tailoress who had married at St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Aston in 1886.

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