Jones, Peter

Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Geoffrey Alexander Mitchell.

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Greenfield War Memorial.

Name / Enw: Jones, Peter

Regiment/Catrawd: 14th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Lance Corporal 20977.

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Danzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz.

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: Plot: V111. Row: J Grave: 1.

Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: France

Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: 1915 Star, Victory Medal, British War Medal.

Date of Death: 10th July 1916

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

Peter Jones arrived in France with the Battalion on Thursday 2 December 1915 and was Killed in Action on Monday 10 July 1916 aged 22 years during the battle of Mametz Wood, Somme.   (Royal Welsh Fusiliers War Diaries).

Peter Jones was born in Greenfield, Flintshire during 1894.

In 1901 the family lived at 32 Trevor Houses,Greenfield, Flintshire.   The head of the family was Edward Jones aged 31, who was employed at Englefield Colliery, Greenfield as a Coal Miner (Hewer).  His wife Winifred aged 29 and their 4 (four) children – Peter Jones aged 7, Daniel Ellis Jones aged 5, Sarah Jones aged 2 and Elizabeth Jones aged 8 months.

The 1911 Census shows that the family still lived at 37 Trevor Houses, Greenfield.   The head of the family was Edward Jones a 43 year old Coal Mine Labourer.    Peter who is now aged 17, is also employed at Englefield Colliery as a Coal Mine Labourer.

Six other Flintshire Soldiers were also killed in action on Monday 10 July 1916 during the Battle of Mametz Wood, they were – Sergeant 20496 James Congdon, Private 16442 Llewelyn Williams and Private 16534 Oscar Darby, who are remembered on the Rhyl War Memorial, Private 21235 Thomas Charles Jones MM, who is remembered on the Bagillt War Memorial, 2nd Lieutenant James Victor Sinnett-Jones who is remembered on the Caerwys War Memorial and Private 26433 John Richard Jones who is remembered on the Greenfield War Memorial.

There is a Flintshire Roll of Honour card for Peter Jones at the County Archives Office, Hawarden.  It is filed with the Mostyn cards.  The card confirms the regimental details at the top of this page and adds that Peter served from January 1915. The card was signed by Peter’s mother Winifred Jones on 23rd September 1919.  He is also listed on the Mostyn memorial.

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

Details of his medals were obtained from www.forces-war-records.co.uk.

 

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Mametz Memorial