Edward Jones was born in 1891, the son of Edward and Catherine Jones.
Edward was one of 8 children. His siblings were Catherine Ann, born 1883, Jane, born 1885, Louisa, born 1886, Elizabeth, born 1887, John Henry, born 1896, and Thomas Levi, born 1901. There is another child who died but does not appear on any census and I have been unable to find any trace of that child.
Edward first appears on the 1891 census living in Brown Cow Gwespyr Flintshire, with his father Edward 25, a mason, and his mother Catherine 26. There were 5 children living with them, Catherine Ann 8, Jane 6, Louisa 5, Elizabeth 4 and Edward 1 month. All the family were born in Llanasa and spoke English and Welsh.
On the 1901 census the family were still living in Brown Cow, Gwespyr, Flintshire. Living there were Edward 42 (a 7 year difference from 1891) a stone mason, Catherine 36, Jane 16, a domestic servant, Elizabeth 13, Edward 10, and another child John Henry who was 5.
On the 1911 census the family were still living in Brown Cow Gwespyr, Flintshire. Living there were Catherine 46, who is now a widow, Louisa 25, single and housework, Edward 20, single and working on a farm, John Henry 16, working on a farm, cowman, Thomas Levi, 10 school. Also living there was Edward Thos Ellis Jones, 1 month, Grandson. It states that Catherine had been married 27 years and had 8 children with 7 still living.
There are various records on http://home.ancestry.co.uk/ for Edward, ‘UK, Soldier Died in the Great War, 1914-1919’ which states he enlisted at Gresford, Denbighshire, and confirms his Rank, Regiment and Regimental number, and ’British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index card 1914-1920’ which confirms his medals.
I have been unable to find his Service Records on www.ancestry.co.uk
The index cards in the Flintshire Roll of Honour at the County Records Office Hawarden states his address was Brown Cow, Gwespyr. It also states the period of service was 3 years. It also states he was ‘killed by bomb on field in Belgium. The card was not signed but was dated 9th Feb 1920.