|Full name||William Jonas|
|Date of birth||1890|
|Place of birth||Blyth, England|
|Date of death||27 July 1916 (aged 26)|
1 Senior club appearances and goals
Starting his career with Jarrow Croft, Jonas scored twice in a Gateshead Charity Cup Final and turned down an offer from Barnsley before moving to Havanna Rovers in 1910. He scored 68 goals in his two seasons there, and moved to Clapton Orient in June 1912 on advice from his friend and fellow Orient player Richard McFadden.
At Orient, Jonas could play in almost any position, even making several appearances in goal. He was sent off during a match at Millwall in January 1915 for fighting with the home goalkeeper Joseph Orme, an incident which started a riot among the 16,900 crowd that had to be quelled by police on horseback.
At the outbreak of World War I professional football was suspended and Jonas joined the 17th Middlesex Regiment, the "Footballers' Battalion". During the Battle of the Somme, Jonas became trapped in a trench with his Orient team-mate McFadden while fighting at Delville Wood. Under heavy fire, he said goodbye to McFadden, jumped out of the trench and was killed instantly.