Jones, Thomas

Thomas Jones was born in Rhyl, Flintshire in 1897.

The 1901 Census shows that the family lived at 86, Millbank Lane, Rhyl, Flintshire.  The head of the family was Stephen Jones aged 38, who was employed as a Gardener.  His wife Eleanor Jones aged 36, a Dressmaker and their six children – William Stephen Jones aged 10, Patrick H Jones aged 9, Henry Jones aged 7, Jack Jones aged 6, Thomas Jones aged 4 and James Jones aged 2 years.

By 1911 the family had moved to live at 5 Kinmel Terrace, Rhyl, Flintshire.

During 1915, Thomas enlisted at the Recruitment Centre, Rhyl with 13th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.  After basic training he arrived in France with the Battalion on Wednesday 1 December 1915.  He served in France and Flanders and was killed in action at Passendaele, also known as the Third Battle of Ypres.


Essex Farm Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.

He is also remembered on a Remembrance Plaque which is displayed in The Royal Alexandra Hospital Hospital, Marine Drive, Prestatyn, Rhyl 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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