Alfred Payne Jones

Alfred was born May 31, 1897 and died at age 21 in World War I, July 21, 1918 in Chateau Thiery, France.  He is buried in the U.S. World War I cemetery at Soissons, France, near Paris.  When the U.S. entered World War I April 6, 1917, Alfred  enlisted in the U.S. Army and was the first from Amity and Clark County, Arkansas.  Alfred was among the first soldiers to land in France.