Jones, John Humphrey

Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Viv Williams

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Meliden

Name / Enw: Jones, John Humphrey

Regiment/Catrawd: Welsh Regiment 5th Bn (Attd Borderers 15th Bn)

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: 2nd Lieutenant (Formerly 241111) (formerly 3228)

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Moulin-de-Pierre British Cemetery

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: A 3

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:

Killed in action 8th October 1918 in France. He was 25.

John Humphrey Jones was born in Meliden in 1893.

He was first recorded on a census in 1901 when he was living with his family at 9 Cefyn y Gwyd, (Spelling? Tricky to read), Meliden. Head of the household was Richard Jones, a Platelayer, who was 38. His wife Sarah Jane was 40 and their listed children were John Humphrey 8 yrs, Gwendolen 5 and Sarah Elizabeth was 3.

The next census of 1911 lists the family at Bron Allt, Meliden. Richard Jones 48, was still a Platelayer working for the LNW Railway. His wife of 19 years , Sarah Jane was 50. She had given birth to 4 children all of whom were still alive. Listed at home on the census were John Humphrey aged 18, a painter’s apprentice. Sarah Elizabeth was 13 and Richard Thomas was 9.