Other names: Francis John George
Locations in this story: Forest Hill, LondonLewisham, KentShaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersBeckenham, KentRingwood, HampshireSalisbury, WiltshireLeeds, Yorkshire
Story: Francis John George Jordan was born in Forest Hill, London, on 27 Jun 1889 the son of William Dex Jordan and Rosa Emma Mary Jordan (nee Foord). His early life was spent with his family at 93 Stanstead Road, Lewisham, Kent. He married Beatrice Kate Gray at St. James Church, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 18 Sep 1915. He enlisted on the 31 May 1916 and joined the Territorial Unit of the West Kent (Queen's Own) Yeomanry as a Private (Service No. 2614). He was transferred to the 10th Battalion of the East Kent Regiment ('The Buffs') and served with them in France and Flanders. Due to his service he contracted synovitis in his left knee and was returned to the UK as a patient in the Leeds No. 2 War Hospital, Leeds, Yorkshire. He was discharged on 14 Jan 1919 as being unfit for further military service and awarded the Silver War Badge No. B83288 as well as the King's Certificate No. 3376 acknowledging his service in the war. He later was also awarded the Victory and British War Medals. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 48 Langley Way, Beckenham, Kent, working as an Insurance Clerk. He died in The Infirmary, Salisbury, Wiltshire, on 28 Jun 1962. His home address at the time was shown as 78 Eastfield Lane, Ringwood, Hampshire. His name appeared on a Roll of Honour published in the St. James' Church, Shaftesbury, Parish Magazine in Nov 1918.