Jones, Edward Thomas

Edward Thomas Jones was born in Rhyl, Flintshire in 1893.

The 1911 Census shows that the family lived at 90 Wellington Road, Rhyl, Flintshire.  The head of the family was Edward Jones aged 54, a Tailor.  His wife Mary Jones aged 48 and their three children – Edward Thomas Jones aged 18, who was employed as a Commercial Clerk, James Lloyd Jones aged 17 and William Allen Jones aged 16 years.

During late 1915 Edward enlisted with 1st/10th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment and was killed in action on Tuesday 9 August 1916, during the Battle of the Somme.

Photograph taken on Saturday 8 April 2017 by Geoffrey Mitchell of Pier & Face 1D8and 8C at the Thiepval Memorial, France showing the name of E. T. Jones

Thiepval Memorial

Thiepval Memorial

On 2 November 1916, a payment of £3. 18s. 6d. was made by the War Office to Mr Edward Jones, being monies owed to his son Edward.  On 28 August 1919, a further payment which is recorded as a War Gratuity of £3. 0s. 0d. was also made to him.

Edward 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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