John Henry Jones was born in Flint in 1895 and the eldest of six children to Edward Jones and Margaret (Jones). They resided at Pentre Terrace, Flint Mountain.
Edward was born in Connah’s Quay and Margaret in Flint and they were married at the Register Office, Chester on 31st December, 1894. Edward had been a collier before becoming a labourer at the North Wales Paper Mill, Oakenholt.
Bachelor John Henry enlisted in Flint on 30th January, 1916 with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers No 3665.
He was stationed in France where he was killed in action on 14th May, 1917.
FLINT MOUNTAIN SOLDIER KILLED
(County Herald 8th June, 1917)
It is with regret we make the announcement of the sad intelligence of the death of Private John H Jones, son of Mr Edward Jones, of Pentre Hill, Flint Mountain. Deceased, who was about 21 years of age, was prior to his enlistment employed in the neighbourhood. He was respected by all who knew him; and the sympathies of the Mountain residents and others are extended to the parents and relatives in their bereavement.
He has no known grave but is named on the Arras Memorial, France on Bay 6.
He was awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal and is remembered on two war memorials – Flint Town and St Mary’s Parish Church, Flint. He is also remembered on his maternal uncle and aunt’s headstone in the Northop Road Cemetery on Grave 5, Line 57, South Side, and is commemorated on the North Wales Heroes’ Memorial Arch, Bangor.
Margaret died on 19th July 1936, aged 69, and was buried in the Northop Road Cemetery.
Edward died on 9th July, 1953, aged 89, after a short illness, and was buried with his wife and son, Allen, who died in 1939 aged 28.
Obituary: Mr. Jones was a native of Flint Mountain and for many years he farmed Chwylfa Farm, Flint Mountain, until his retirement in 1940, when he came to reside in Brynffynnon. Apart from his farming activities, he assisted Mr Lewis of Bryn Edwin Hall, in the gardens. Mr Jones was the oldest member of the Northop Lodge of the Ancient Order of Foresters.