Jones, Seth Edwin

Seth Edwin Jones was born in Bagillt, Flintshire during 1891.

The 1901 Census tells us that the family lived at 33 Rowlands Row, Bagillt.  The head of the family was Edwin Jones aged 38, who was employed as a Railway Platelayer.   His wife was Ann Jones aged 50 and their two children were Elizabeth Ann Jones aged 16 and Seth Edwin Jones aged 10.

The 1911 Census shows that the family then lived at Fern Cottage, Bagillt.

Sometime after this Seth married and in 1913 moved to live in  Bryn Teg, Flint Mountain, Flint. His second daughter was born here in June 1914.  His wife suffered ill health following the birth and went to live with her father in Chapel Street, Flint, where she died in August 1915.  Seth was by this time a soldier in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers and stationed in Cambridge.  His two daughters were then being looked after by his father Edwin and sister Elizabeth.

Seth was invalided out of the Army in 1916 after suffering from the effects of mustard gas whilst fighting in  the front line in France. He died on 28th November 1918 and was buried in Bagillt.

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 Seth Edwin Jones at the County Archives Office, Hawarden, which was completed by his father.  Details of his medals were obtained from

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