Jones, Luther

Luther Jones was born in Bagillt, Flintshire during 1898.

The 1901 Census tells us that the family lived at 12 Neston View, Bagillt.   The head of the family was George Jones aged 42, who was employed at the Bettisfield Colliery as a Coal Miner.   His wife was Catherine Jones (nee Warburton) aged 39 and their 5 (five) children  were Benjamin Jones aged 16, who was also working at Bettisfield the Colliery as a Coal Miner.   Myfanwy Jones aged 17, Sarah Jones aged 13,  Mary Catherine Jones aged 8 and Luther Jones aged 3.  Also living with them was Sarah Warburton, Catherine’s mother.

By 1911 Benjamin Jones and Myfanwy Jones had married and left the family home.

Luther enlisted in Flint. He was Killed in Action on Saturday 21st September 1918 during the battle of the Somme, aged 20 years.

On 22 December 1919 a payment of £17.14s.2d was made by the War Office to his father, George Jones, this being monies owed to his son Luther and included a War Gratuity of £11.0s.0d.

He is also remembered on The North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, North Wales.

There is a Flintshire Roll of Honour Card for Luther Jones at the County Archives Office, Hawarden.   Details of his medals were obtained from

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