Jones. Thomas Edward

Thomas Edward Jones was born in Rhyl, Flintshire during 1882.

The 1901 Census shows that the family lived at 6 Windsor Street, Rhyl, Flintshire.  The head of the family was Robert Jones aged 50, a Tailor.  His wife Hannah Jones aged 49 and their five children – Robert J Jones aged 20, a Grocer, Hannah K Jones aged 20, a Shop Assistant, Thomas Edward Jones aged 18, a Gardner, David W Jones aged 16, a Tailor’s Apprentice, Amy Jones aged 12 and Frances J Jones aged 9 years.  Also living with the family was Maggie Jones aged 23, a Domestic Servant.

Thomas enlisted at the Recruitment Centre, Rhyl, Flintshire with 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers and following training arrived on the Western Front, France on Tuesday 1 June 1915. He joined the Bn on the 4th June 1915. He was admitted to a Field Ambulance on the 2nd July 1915 suffering from influenza. He recovered and rejoined the Bn on the 8th July 1915. He was recorded missing on the 25th September 1915 and  presumed to have died that day.  (RWF Archives)

Second Lieutenant Hugh Frederic Grenville Bromley who is also remembered on the Rhyl War Memorial, was also killed in this action at Loos on 25 September 1915.

Loos Memorial (CWGC photo), Pas de Calais, France.

Thomas Edward Jones is remembered on a Roll of Honour Plaque which was displayed at The County School, Grange Road, Rhyl

Thomas Edward Jones 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.

Learn more about the other soldiers on the Rhyl Memorial

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