Wilfred Charles Jordan
Name: Wilfred Charles Jordan
1898 - 16th August 1917
Place of Birth: Henlow
Division: 2nd Battalion
Regiment: Northamptonshire Regiment
Buried: IV. A. 5, The Huts Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Wilfred Charles Jordan was born in the last months of 1898 to John Jordan of Henlow, Bedfordshire and Sarah Ann Jordan of Arlesey, Bedfordshire. At the time of the 1911 census aged 13, Wilfred was listed as an errand boy. His widowed mother had two other children, Horace aged 11 and Kate aged 9.
Wilfred's service number was 40320 and he served as a private in the 2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. He fought in France and Flanders and would have been eligible for the Victory Medal, also called the Allied Victory Medal, and the British War medal.
Wilfred's last letter home was dated 12/8/1917 in which he thanked his mother for her parcels as it seemed to make home much nearer. He also mentioned how wet it was which was hard luck as they had just begun to advance.
Just four days later Wilfred was wounded in the hand and thigh and sadly died on 16th August 1917 as a result of his wounds. He was just 19 years old.
Wilfred is buried and remembered with honour at the Huts Cemetery in Ypres, Belgium.
His family would have been sent the Memorial Death Plague of WW1 of which over 1 million were issued in total.