Edward Henry Jones

Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Eifion & Viv Williams

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Halkyn Memorial

Name / Enw: Edward Henry Jones

Regiment/Catrawd: "N" Siege Park Royal Army Service Corps attd.X111 Corps Heavy Artillery

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Lance Corporal DM2/180334 (OR 185334)

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Caudry British Cemetery

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: IIIB14

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

Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: Victory and British War Medals

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

26th February 1919

We are not 100% sure that the details on this page are correct. There is a discrepency between the regimental number given on his Commonwealth War Grave Certificate and that given on his Flintshire Roll of Honour card but they are almost the same. If anyone can confirm or correct these details we would be grateful.

We believe that Edward Henry Jones was born in 1894. The 1901 census records the family living in  Catch, Halkyn. The father’s name was Thomas Jones – he was a 36 year old lead miner. His wife was 30 year old Elizabeth. The children were Edward H 7,Harriet 5 and Thomas 1.

The 1911 census places the family at Pen y Bryn Halkyn. Thomas Jones was 46 and still a leadminer but he is a widower. There were 5 children living at home. Edward Henry was 17 and a labourer, Harriet 15, Thomas 11, Ivor 8 (?) and William John 3.  The form says that 7 children had been born to this family and 6 were still alive. 1 had died. (These figures don’t add up as we can only account for 5 children). The form was completed in Welsh. They lived in 4 rooms.

His Flintshire Roll of Honour card says that he served 3 years and that he died in France. It was signed by Harriet Jones, his sister.