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Jones, Luther

Luther Jones was born in Bagillt, Flintshire during 1898.

The 1901 Census tells us that the family lived at 12 Neston View, Bagillt.   The head of the family was George Jones aged 42, who was employed at the Bettisfield Colliery as a Coal Miner.   His wife Catherine Jones (nee Warburton) aged 39 and their 5 (five) children – Benjamin Jones aged 16, who was also working at Bettisfield the Colliery as a Coal Miner.   Myfanwy Jones aged 17, Sarah Jones aged 13,  Mary Catherine Jones aged 8 and Luther Jones aged 3.  Also living with them was Sarah Warburton, Catherine’s mother.

By 1911 Benjamin Jones and Myfanwy Jones had married and left the family home.

On 22 December 1919 a payment of £17.14s.2d was made by the War Office to George Jones, this being monies owed to his son Luther and included a War Gratuity of £11.0s.0d.

He is also remembered on The North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, North Wales.

There is a Flintshire Roll of Honour Card for Luther Jones at the County Archives Office, Hawarden.   Details of his medals were obtained from ancestry.co.uk


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