Jones, John Edward

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

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Mold

Name / Enw: Jones, John Edward

Regiment/Catrawd: 1st Bn Northumberland Fusiliers

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Lance Corporal 7324

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Ypres, Menin Gate

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: Panel 8 and 12

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

Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals

Date of Death: 16th June 1915

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

Killed in action at Hooge near Ypres on 16th June 1915

His Flintshire Roll of Honour card gives the address Llwynegrin Cottages and bears the name Rose Barton and provides us with his regimental details.

UK Soldiers Who Died in The Great War 1914 -19 accessible on www.ancestry.co.uk confirms the regimental details at the top of this page. It adds that he was born and enlisted in Mold and that he was killed in action.

His medal card also on Ancestry lists his 3 medals which include the 1914 Star. He qualified for this because he was serving in the army on the 2nd November 1914. The fact that he was in the war so early tells us that he already had military experience.

The Register of Soldiers’ Effects in which the army calculated monies owed to deceased soldiers includes an entry for John Edward Jones. It tells us that he was killed in action at Hooge which is near Ypres. His widow Rose was his sole legatee and she received two payments, totalling £12 ..9sh . 11d.

The Flintshire Observer on the 15th July 1915 carried the following news item.

“A communication was received from the War Office on Tuesday morning by Mrs Jones of 69 High Street Mold, stating that her husband , Private John Edward Jones of the Northumberland Fusiliers was missing. 

Jones is 34 years of age and has a wife and four children. Before joining the army he was employed by Messers Davies and Son, Grocers, High Street, Mold. 

Mrs Jones has not heard from her husband for a month.”