Pattle, Jonas

Jonas Pattle’s parents were  William Moses Pattle (Sale) and Elizabeth (Nee Fenton). They had married in the September Qtr of 1886 at Thingoe. Jonas was born about 1890 and was named after his Grandfather Jonas Pattle.

The 1891 census shows Jonas’s family living in Nefod, Oswestry, Salop. (St. Martin). The family consisted of  the head of household, William Pattle, 25 a Game keeper and his wife Elizabeth  24.  Their listed children were  Lily3, Sidney 2, and Jonas who was 1.  All had been born in Suffolk.

In 1901 the family was living at Valeswood Lane, Little Ness, Shropshire. William, 35 was still a Gamekeeper. His wife Elizabeth was 34.  The listed children in the household on census night were  Sidney 12, Jonas, 11  Harry 9,  Willie 7 and Elsie, 5.

In the  census of 1911, the family is recorded in 2 different locations. William Pattle was at the home of his parents Jonas & Eliza Pattle at Barrow Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.   Jonas (Snr) Pattle, 67 had a Small Holder Farm and had been born in Denham, Suffolk. Eliza, his wife of 48 years was 65  and had been born in Barrow, Suffolk.13 children had been born to them but 2 had died. Three listed  sons were Abraham, 46, William, 44 and  Charles, 29  were all Game Keepers.

(There is an elusive Charles Pattle named on the Saltney Ferry memorial. Is this him? Can anyone help?)

In the 1911 census the rest of William’s family were listed as living at the address”Gamekeeper in House”,  Kirklington Southwell, Nottinghamshire.  On census night, those listed in the household were  Eliza Pattle, 42, Game Keeper’s Wife and head of the household. She stated she had been married for  24 years and 8 children had been born to her all of whom were still living. The listed children were Sydney  22 and Jonas, 22  both Game Keepers, Elsie, 15 was a Dress Maker,  Violet, 8 was at school and Daisy was 6.

Jonas married Mary Price in St. Mary’s Church in Broughton in 1915 (C102/01/E291).

UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919 accessible on confirmsJonas’s  regimental information and tells us that he was born in Bury St. Edemunds, Suffolk, his residence was Wakefield, Yorkshire and he enlisted in Chester. His medal card also on ‘Ancestry’ confirms his medals as above.

Unusually, there are two index cards for Jonas Pattle in The Flintshire Roll of Honour at The County Record Office in Hawarden. (Card  Hawarden F25). It gives the address Ivy Cottage, Bretton, Nr. Chester. and confirms his regimental details. It says he seved for 2 years and was Killed in action on 23rd  March 1918. The card  was signed by M. Pattle on the  13th January 1920.

The 2nd card (Hawarden F 26) says the same and was signed by E L Roberts on 1st December 1919.

Jonas is mentioned in the book “Soldiers Died in the Great War Royal Welsh Fusiliers   Volume 28, and on that his date of death in March not May.  The Commonwealth War Graves Commission also states his death as the 23rd May 1918, but all other papers state his date of death as 23rd March 1918

Jonas on the Broughton War Memorial as a ‘John’ Pattle. He is commemorated on the memorial at Bretton Methodist Chapel, and he is also on the Hawarden War Memorial as well as this one at Saltney Ferry..


Many thanks to Elaine Sale for her contribution about her family

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