Jones, Arthur

Arthur Jones was the son of Thomas and Mary Emma Jones, 46 Brunswick Rd. From the 1911 census Thomas and Mary Emma had 7 children, 6 living in 1911 at Ash Leigh Brunswick Road: Arthur, Albert, Herbert, Hilda, William Thomas, and Nellie. Thomas, Arthur and Albert were all bricklayers.

Arthur was killed in Egypt in 1917. Brother Herbertalso remembered on these pages, was killed at Ypres just over one month previously. Albert had been seriously wounded in 1916.

Arthur’s service was reported in the North Wales Pioneer, July 7, 1916

Private Arthur Jones of the 8th Battalion, R.W.F., has been on active service 10 months. He fought in the Gallipoli campaign and was one of the last to leave the peninsula. He was then drafted out to Mesopotamia and was wounded in the endeavour to relieve General Townsend at Kut.   He also received a painful bayonet wound in the heel – the result of a comrade slipping behind him in a bayonet charge. Pte Arthur Jones is now in hospital in Liverpool, and is happily recovering as well as can be expected. He is 22 years old and the son of Mr. Thomas Jones, Brunswick-road, Buckley.

A gravestone at St. Matthews remembers several members of the Jones family.

Learn more about the other soldiers on the Buckley Memorial

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