Jones, Samuel

Samuel Jones was the husband of Mrs. S. (Laura) Jones, of 51 Ewloe Place. Samuel was born at Lead Mills Mold in about 1884. He married Laura Edwards in 1907 and they had children Rebecca, Ivy, Samuel, and Winifred. In 1911 they were living at Alun Terrace, Mold. Laura and the first three children were born in Glamorgan. Samuel’s parents have not been found but he had brothers Robert and Tomas, and sisters Lizzie (later Lizzie Tudor of 35 Ewloe Place) and Rebecca. Before the war Samuel was an iron worker at John Summers.

Samuel joined the 5th Bn RWF in August 1914. He had previously served three years in the 2nd Bn RWF. He embarked 14th July 1915 on the Caledonia as part of the 53rd (Welsh) Division and departed UK 14-19 July 1915, via Alexandria 25-30 July, then reached Lemnos 29 July – 7 Aug 1915 to tranship for landing at Sulva Bay, Gallipoli. The 1/5th RWF landed at Sulva Bay on 8/9 August 1915. Samuel was reported missing on 10 August 1915 but it seems that this was not immediately recognized in his service record. The record includes the note “To be regarded for official purposes as having died on or since 10th August 1915”, but this entry was dated 28 March 1919. He was assigned a new service number in 1917 indicating he was still on the official roll at that time.

Samuel Jones was one of four Buckley soldiers killed at Gallipoli in August and September 1915, the others being John William ParryEdward Roberts and Emrys Whitley.

Learn more about the other soldiers on the Buckley Memorial

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