Jabez Albert Jones was the son of Jabez and Emma Jones, White Lion, and husband of Elizabeth Jones (nee Latham), 148 Dingle Lane, Winsford, Cheshire.
From a report in the County Herald March 9, 1917 we know that Jabez Albert had been wounded in 1917.
Buckley Former Bus Conductor injured.
News has been received by Mrs Jones of the White Lion Inn to the effect that her son Jabez Albert Jones has been wounded. This report which is from an army chaplain states that Private Jones is injured on the face & in the right arm & hand. The many friends of Private Jones will regret to hear the sad news. He was much respected in the district & was well-known as one of the conductors on the North West Railway buses running between Mold & Buckley. He is the brother in law of R. Peters hairdresser of Buckley.
Jabez Albert’s death was announced in the County Herald, March 21, 1919
We regret to report that Private J.A. Jones, 1st Cheshires, son of Mrs. Jones, White Lion Hotel, Buckley, has died in Hoole Military Hospital, Chester. The deceased soldier was 29 years of age, and was married. He became ill whilst awaiting his discharge at the Chester Depot.
The Register of Soldiers’ Effects in which the army calculated what moneys were owed to deceased soldiers includes an entry for Jabez Albert Jones. It tells us that he died in the War Hospital Chester. A total of £17 was paid to his widow Elizabeth in three separate payments.
Jabez Albert was buried at Bistre with military honours on 27 February 1919. He is remembered on the family gravestone at Bistre:
In loving memory of
Jabez Jones of the White Lion Hotel, Bistre who died March 4 1901 aged 53 years.
Also Walter Hayes son of the above who died March 4 1875 aged 7 months
also Samuel Mercer son of the above who died March 18 1888 aged 10 years
Also Edgar Newton son of the above who died March 5 1905 aged 11 years
“he giveth his beloved sleep”
Also Jabez Albert Jones 1st Cheshire Reg, the beloved son of the above who died in Chester War Hospital February 21 1919 aged 29 years
“he died that we might live”
Also Emma beloved wife of the above who died Nov 25 1924 aged 72 years
“Father in they gracious keeping”
From census records Jabez (Snr) and Emma had 12 children including Elizabeth, John, Eliza, Edith, Florence, and Gertrude – as well as Jabez and those named on the gravestone.