Reginald (Reggie) Lloyd Jones was born in Flint in 1889 and baptised on 22nd September, 1889 at St Mary’s Parish Church and was the youngest of three sons to Robert Jones and Elizabeth (Vaughan) of 12, Wesley Mount, Northop Road, Flint. He was a brother to Private Edward Arnold Jones (see page ..). He was a brother to Private Edward Arnold Jones.
Reginald (Reggie) Lloyd Jones was born in Flint in 1889 and baptised on 22nd September, 1889 at St Mary’s Parish Church and was the youngest of three sons to Robert Jones and Elizabeth (Vaughan) of 12, Wesley Mount, Northop Road, Flint. He was a brother to Private Edward Arnold Jones (see page ..).
On leaving school it is likely he, like his brother Edward Arnold, became a draper’s apprentice for his father, because by the 1911 census they were both boarding at the home of a Mr Javiett of 22, Lilly Road, Prescot Road, Fairfield, Liverpool and their occupations were given as draper’s assistants. With whom they were employed at this time is not known, however, before the war began they had become employees for Affleck & Brown Ltd, Drapers, Oldham Street, Manchester, which continued trading until the 1970s.
Bachelor Reggie enlisted in Manchester in August, 1914 and landed in France on 8th November, 1915, where he died in a hospital of wounds received in action on 15th October, 1916.
He was buried in Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, France (Plot II, Row D, Grave 72).
He was awarded the1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal and is remembered on five war memorials – Thiepval on Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C (as Vaughan Jones), Flint Town, St Mary’s Parish Church, Flint, St Mary’s Parish Church, Halkyn and Affleck & Brown Ltd, Oldham St, Manchester. He is also remembered on his parent’s headstone in St Mary’s Churchyard, Halkyn.
DEATH OF PRIVATE REGGIE JONES, WESLEY MOUNT
(County Herald 27th October, 1916)
The intelligence reached the Borough on Thursday last week that Private Reggie Lloyd Jones, the youngest son of Mr Robert Jones, of 12, Wesley Mount, Northop Road, Flint, had died from the effects of having been wounded in action at the Front. Deceased, who was 27 years of age, was a native of Flint. His father is one of the overseers of the parish of Flint. Prior to the commencement of the war deceased and his brother were employed in a large business firm in Manchester, and they joined one of the local Battalions. After a long training they proceeded to the Front, where they participated in several of the battles. A short time ago Private Arnold Jones was invalided home, and he is now in Yorkshire. They left for the Front about twelve months since, and deceased had not since been able to secure leave of absence to re-visit his home. The reception of the news of his death created a painful feeling amongst his many friends in Flint. Staff Sergeant Williams, of the Battalion, wrote to the father stating he regretted to state that his son died in hospital. We also learn the Rev J H A Law, who is connected to one of the Regiments, also wrote to Mr Jones conveying the sad news. He states that the remains were interred in a cemetery in the locality named. A wooden cross bearing the inscription would mark the sacred spot. He (the Chaplain) had also lost a son. The sympathies of the people of Flint are offered Mr Jones and members of the family in their bereavement.
Reginald Lloyd Jones is also named on the Halkyn War Memorial.