Pride-Jones, Derek William (1914-1941)
Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.
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Details: Derek William Pride-Jones (1914-1941), born 14 May 1914, son of Herbert William Pride-Jones, patent flour manufacturer, 4 Priory Road, Clifton, Bristol. Lived at 29 Downs Park West, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol. Great-grandson of Henry Jones who in 1845 invented self-raising flour.
Attended Sherborne Preparatory School.
Attended Sherborne School (Harper House) January 1928-December 1932; PT Class Leader; 1st Class Gym badge; a keen actor.
Caius College, Cambridge. Represented the University at billiards and captained the team.
Henry Jones (Bristol), Ltd.
A member of the Long Ashton and Failand golf clubs. Won the Suspension Bridge Challenge Cup in the competition run by the Failand Golf club.
WW2, Second Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery. Enlisted in April 1939 and received his commission in January 1941. Died at 29, Downs Park West, Bristol of illness on 10 October 1941, aged 27.
Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Harper House roll of honour.
Obituary, Western Daily Press, 13 October 1941:
‘DEATH OF MR D.W. PRIDE-JONES
The death has occurred at 29, Downs Park West, Bristol, of Second Lieut. Derek William Pride-Jones, R.A. (A.A.), only son of Mr and Mrs Herbert Pride-Jones, at the age of 27 years.
In April 1939, he enlisted in the Royal Artillery and received his commission in January of this year. Educated at Sherborne School and Caius College, Cambridge, he was afterwards a member of the firm of Henry Jones (Bristol), Limited.
Whilst at Cambridge he represented the University at billiards and captained the team. He was also a keen golfer, and belonged to the Long Ashton and Failand clubs. He won the Suspension Bridge Challenge Cup in the competition run by the latter club.’