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Name: John Jones

Burial Number: 1895

Gender: Male

Occupation: Physician

Distinction: Doctor using Strychnine

Born: 09/10/1888

Died: 21/02/1960

Buried: 27/02/1960


Dr John Christopher Jones 1888 – 1960

Pioneered Strychnine for Polio Treatment

Dr John Christopher Jones was born in Aston Birmingham on 9th October 1888 to George William Jones and his wife, Phoebe Anne Lilly. John had five siblings: William, Edgar, Oscar Trevor, Lilian Constance and Reginald.

He qualified as a doctor and married Isabel Emily Fitzgerald-Howell.  Isabel and John had three children: Irene Phoebe Isabel, Katherine Norah Bolingbroke and Peter George Edward Fitzgerald.

Dr Jones pioneered the use of strychnine for the treatment of Polio. His son, Peter, became a scientist involved in weapon research and was the director of the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment at Aldermaston between 1982 -1987.

John Christopher Jones died on 21st February, 1960 and his ashes were interred at Heene Cemetery.

Researcher: Pat Brownbill

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 4 Plot: 47

Exact Location (what3words): entry.dive.slower

Ashes or Urn: Casket Only



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Cecil Thomas Edward Douglas Lane born November 29th 1856 died February 23rd 1898 "Oh Lord my God in Thee do I put my trust". Reginald Charles Douglas Lane born April 6th 1852 died December 27th 1892 "Then are they glad because they are at rest" Lucy Sadler Gardner Douglas Lane widow of Reginald Charles Douglas Lane and eldest daughter of the late Rev. Augustus Pyne Vicar of Horning, Norfolk died July 24th 1900 "Peace perfect peace"

Further Information


Name: John Chistopher Jones

Gender: Male

Born: 09/10/1888

Town: Aston

County: Warwickshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 21/02/1960

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 107

Address line 3: Grand Avenue

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £9710 17 s 2 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

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