William Daniel Jones was the son of Elizabeth Wilcock (formerly Jones), 84 Tram Rd., and the late Hugh Jones
UK soldiers who died in the Great War 1914 -19 accessible on www.ancestry.uk confirms the military details left and adds that he enlisted in Flint. His medal index card also on Ancestry lists his three medals and adds that his first Theatre of war was The Balkans (Gallipoli) and he entered it on the 8th August 1915. He was dead 23 days later.
The Register of soldiers’ Effects in which the army calculated what moneys were owed to deceased soldiers includes an entry for William Daniel Jones. This states that he died aboard the Hospital Ship ‘Alarima’ His Mother Mrs Elizabeth Wilcock received a total of £5 .. 8sh .. 1d in two separate payments.
From the Flintshire Observer, September 30, 1915
Private D. W. Jones (Buckley), l/5th Royal Welch Fusiliers, succumbed to dysentery on August 31st. A letter has been received from the matron of the hospital ship on which he died, stating He came on this boat suffering from dysentery. He grew; weaker and weaker in spite of all we could do, and passed peacefully away on August 31st at 7-15 p.m. I cannot tell you how grieved we all were—he was so good a patient. You will hear, of course, from the War Office, but I felt I must write to tell you, and also express a little of our sympathy in the loss of a life laid down for his King and country.” Prior to the war Private Jones was employed by the London and North-Western Railway Company