Family Grave in Halkyn Churchyard
Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Eifion & Viv Williams
Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Halkyn Memorial
Name / Enw: Jones, Edward Arnold
Regiment/Catrawd: 19th Bn. Manchester Regiment
Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Private 6764
Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Halkyn (St Mary) Churchyard
Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: U.K
Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: Victoria, British, 1915 Star Medals
Date of Death: 30th March 1917
Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:
30th March 1917
Edward Arnold Jones was born around 1885 in Flint in Flintshire. His parents were Robert Jones who had been born in Northop and Elizabeth who hailed from West Felton in Shropshire. The census of 1901 places the family in Wesley Mount, Flint. The father Robert was a 52 year old self employed ‘clothier.’ His wife Elizabeth was 49. Their two sons were Edward Arnold aged 16 a draper’s assistant and Reginald who was 11.
In the 1911census the parents are still in12 Wesley Mount Flint. Robert now 62 is listed as a ‘draper’ and Elizabeth was 59. We now learn that they had an older son William John who was single, 29 and a ‘grocer.’ The census form tells us that Elizabeth had given birth to four children and three were still alive. The other two boys were not at home. Where were they?
We found them at 3 Holly Road, Fairfield, Walton, West Derby, Liverpool which was a boarding house for Drapers’ Assistants. They were both single. Edward Arnold was 26 and Reginald Lloyd was 21.
UK Soldiers who died in the Great War 1914 -19 accessible on www.ancestry.co.uk tells us that Edward Arnold enlisted in Manchester. His regimental details are as above. It says he died at home. We have so far found no further military records.
Edward Arnold’s little brother Reginald Lloyd Jones was also killed in the war and he has his own page on this website.
As we see from the Commonwealth War Grave Certificate below, the parents at some point moved to The Post Office in Halkyn.
The family grave carries the information that he died in a military hospital in Grimsby.
Edward Arnold Jones is also named on the Flint Memorial