Jones, Herbert

Herbert 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.

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

Herbert’s death was reported in the County Herald, December 21, 1917

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Jones, Brunswick Road, have been notified that their son Private H. Jones, who was about 20 years of age, had been killed on active service. An officer of the Company, writing to the mother of the deceased soldier, states that Private Jones was killed by shell fire. His death was instantaneous. He was a good boy, and was liked by everyone in the platoon.


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

In loving memory of

The dearly beloved son of

Thomas and Mary Emma Jones

Brunswick Road, Buckley


Killed in France

November 20th 1917

Aged 20


Died of wounds in Jerusalem

December 29th 1917

Aged 24 years


Who died July 28th 1932

Aged 28 years

Also Malcolm

Beloved child of the above William

Who died January 3rd 1936

Aged 4 years

Somewhere in God’s grace universe

They are today

Also the above

Thomas Jones

Who died February 18th 1947

Aged 78 years

Also Mary Emma Jones

Who died March 14th 1958

Aged 84 years


In Loving memory of

A beloved wife and mother

Dulcie Griffiths

Who fell asleep May 28th 1979

Aged 49 years

Dearly loved

Learn more about the other soldiers on the Buckley Memorial

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