Jones, Walter

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

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Mold

Name / Enw: Jones, Walter

Regiment/Catrawd: 784th M.T. Coy Army Service Corps

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Private DM12/195035

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: XV.F.11

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

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

Date of Death: 12th July 1917

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

Died of heatstroke in Mesopotamia (now Iraq) on 12th July 1917 aged 35 yrs

The 1911 census tells us that he was born in 1883 in Gwernymynydd. He was a 28 year old single man who worked as a shop assistant in a grocers’. He lived in Blackbrook Cottage with his widowed mother, Margaret, his 18 year old sister Gwladys – a dressmaker’s assistant, his 16 year old brother Peter Idris a coal miner and Idris an 8 year old nephew.

This soldier is also named on Sychdyn’s War Memorial.Click here to view his page