Samuel Jones was the son of Charles and Jane Jones of Green Lane, Ewloe Green. From the 1911 census, Charles and Jane had 11 children born, 8 alive at the time of the census. Children at home in 1911 were John W 25, Charles 22, Samuel 20 a collier, Richard Edward 18, George Thomas 16, and Frank 11, all born Ewloe Green.
In 1911, Samuel was a close neighbour in Green Lane of two other boys who would die in the war, Frank Hodkinson and Henry Jellicoe (the three families are contained in five successive entries in the census). A fourth, John Cragg Dunn lived in 1901 at the location occupied by the Jellicoes in 1911..
Samuel’s death was reported:
North Wales Coast Pioneer August 17th 1916
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jones, of Ewloe Green, near Buckley, have received official information that their son, Private Samuel Jones, of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, was killed in action during the heavy fighting of July 10th. He was a Sunday School scholar and attendant at the Ewloe Green Presbyterian Church. Much sympathy is extended to the family.
County Herald, September 1, 1916
Private Samuel Jones son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jones of Ewloe Green was killed while fighting with the RWF on July 10th. A young man of exemplary character, Private Jones devoted much time and attention to religious work in connection with the Ewloe Green Presbyterian Church.
Another Samuel Jones, the husband of Mrs. S. (Laura) Jones, of 51 Ewloe Place died at Gallipoli in 1915 and is also remembered on the Buckley Memorial.
Mr. Frank Jones, a son of one of Samuel’s brothers has provided two certificates that the family received at the time of Samuel’s death.