Jones, Isaac (Squares)

Be aware. There are 2 Isaac Jones’s on the Mostyn memorial. This one lived at ‘The Squares’

Isaac was born in Mostyn, in  1892.  The 1901 census recorded the family at Mostyn Squares. Head of the family, was John Robert Jones, 38 a ‘Carter on a Farm’ who had been born in Holywell. His wife was Margaret 36 and their listed children were Thomas 14, Isaac 9, Priscilla 3 and Elizabeth 1.

The 1911 census recorded the family living at 30 Squares Glanydon, Holywell. John Robert  47, was still employed as a carter on a farm. His wife of 21 years, Margaret was 46. She had given birth to 9 children but three had died. The children listed in the household were Thomas 24 and Isaac 19 both  general labourers at a brickworks. Priscilla was 17, Lizzie 11, Peter 9 and Sarah 3.

UK Soldiers who Died in the Great War 1914 -19, accessible on confirms he regimental details at the top of this page.  It adds that Isaac enlisted in Mostyn. This source tells us he was killed in action.  His medal index card also on ‘Ancestry details his medals as above and also tells us that his first Theatre of War was The Balkans and that he entered it on the 8th August 1915. He was killed on the 1st September the same year.

Prestatyn Weekly 25th September 1915

Private Isaac Jones of “D” Company Royal Welsh Fusiliers has been reported killed in action. He was known in the district as a young man of estimable character and Mr Barrett of the Mostyn Ironworks speaks of his death with deep regret. He was with his battalion in the Dardanelles and whilst out gathering wood was shot by a sniper. His comrades buried him and sang a Welsh funeral hymn over his grave.

County Herald 22nd October 1915

Isaac Jones

Jones Sept 25th Killed in Action at Dardanelles.

Private Isaac Jones 1st 5th Royal Welsh Fusiliers

of 30 The Squares, Glanydon, Mostyn

There is an index card for Isaac in the Flintshire Roll of Honour at The County Record Office in Hawarden. It gives the address 30 The Squares, Mostyn and confirms the regimental details as a t the top of this page. It says he served in the army for 12 months. The card was signed by his father John Roberts on the 29th September 1919.

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