Jones, David Chambres

David Chambres Jones was born in Henllan, Denbighshire during 1897.

The 1911 Census shows that the family lived at The Green, Denbigh, Denbighshire.  The head of the family was Edward Chambres Jones aged 60, who was employed as a Railway Engine Driver.  His wife Anne Chambres Jones aged 52 and their five children – Hannah Chambres Jones aged 23, a Domestic Servant, Debrorah Chambres Jones aged 21, a Draper’s Assistant, Charles Chambres Jones aged 18, an Auctioneers Clerk, David Chambres Jones aged 14 and John Chambres Jones aged 11 years.

On Wednesday 28 June 1916, David enlisted aged 18, with 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers at Hightown Barracks, Wrexham.  He was living at 34 Vale Street, Denbigh at that time.

On Wednesday 17 January 1917 he arrived in France and was attached to a sniper’s unit.  He had serious health complications. He was diagnosed with DAH ( Disordered Action of the Heart) on the 19th April 1917. He rejoined his Bn on the 4th June 1917. On the 16th August 1917 he was diagnised with PUO (Pyrexia Unknown Origin)  Some 4 weeks later on Friday 14 September 1917 he died of Tuberculosis at No. 11 City Hospital, Rouen, France. (RWF Archives)

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St.Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Fance.

He is also remembered on a Remembrance Plaque at The Royal Alexandra Hospital, Marine Drive, Rhyl, Flintshire and on The North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, North Wales.

There is no Flintshire Roll of Honour card for him at the County Archives Office, Hawarden, Flintshire.

Learn more about the other soldiers on the Rhyl Memorial

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