Edward Jones was born about 1891. He is recorded in the 1911 census living with his family at Brown Cow Gwespyr, Mostyn. Head of the household was Catherine Jones 46, a widow. Her listed children were Loiuisa 25 who did ‘housework’, Edward 20 worked on a farm as a Teamsman, John Henry was 15 and was a Cowman on a farm, Thomas Levi Jones was 10 and at school. There was a baby grandson listed. He was Edward Thomas Ellis Jones who was less than a month old. Everyone had been born in Llanasa.
Edward’s medal index card accessible on www.ancestry.co.uk details his three medals and it is this source that tells us he had a previous regimental number. It also states that he entered his first theatre of war on the 6th November 1914. The fact that he was in the first wave of troops to join the war tells us that he had already got a military history. Either he had already served in the army or he was in the local militia. Unfortunately so far I have been unable to find more evidence of this apart from ….
…His index card in the Flintshire Roll of Honour at The County Record Office in Hawarden. It gives the address Brown Cow Gwespyr and confirms his last regimental number. The card was signed by his mother Catherine on the 14th September 1919. She states on this card that he had served for 5 years when he died. This takes his start date with the army back to 1912.
UK soldiers who died in The Great War 1914 -19 accessible on Ancestry tells us he was born in Gwespyr. It confirms his regimental details and adds that he enlisted in Gresford and that he died of wounds in France/Flanders..