Jones, David

The 1881 Census for Wales on shows that the Jones family were living at Entry, High Street, St. Asaph.

The Head of the household was Jane Jones, age 38 born in Denbigh, a Shoemakers wife. Her children were Maria A. age 14 born in St. Asaph, Sarah J. age 12 also born in St. Asaph, Catherine E. age 9 born in Chester, Cheshire, William P. age 5 born in Liverpool and David age 2 born in Rhyl, Flintshire.

The 1891 Census for Wales on shows the Jones family living at 5, California St. St. Asaph. Jane Jones age 49 was still Head of the household, a Laundress by trade with only two children still living at home, William P. age 15 a Printer’s Apprentice by trade and David age 12 a Scholar.

The 1901 Census for Wales reveals to us that Jane Jones was now living at 4, Glanrafon Terrace, St. Asaph, age 59, still a Laundress by trade and she had only David Jones age 22 a General Labourer, still living at home.

The 1911 Census finds the family still at 4 Glanrafon Terrace, St Asaph. Jane Jones age 69, was Head of the household. She had her daughter Elizabeth age 38, single, living with her as well as David age 31, single, a Grocer’s carter by trade. There was also in residence a Grandson called William Arthur Lowe age 8 born in Liverpool. 

David Jones’ Record of Service Card at Flintshire County Archives at Hawarden.

This  card was completed on 20/9/1919 by W.C.Jones and advises us that David enlisted on 8th December 1916 at St. Asaph into the Royal Field Artillery and that his Regimental Number was 187239 also that he was Killed in Action on 21st March 1918.

This information is from Wikipedia.

47th Battery, 41st Brigade of the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery

It was originally formed with 9th, 16th and 17th Batteries, and attached to 2nd Infantry Division In August 1914 it mobilised and was sent to the Continent with the British Expeditionery Force, where it saw service with 2nd Division until the end of the war. 47th (Howitzer) Battery joined the brigade in May 1916. It took part in most of the major actions, including: 1914 – The Battle of Mons and the subsequent retreat, including the Affair of Landrecies, the Rearguard affair of Le Grand Fayt and the Rearguard actions of Villers-Cotterets; The Battle of the Marne; The Battle of the Aisne; First Battle of Ypres 1915 – The Battle of Festubert; The Battle of Loos 1916 – The Battle of Delville Wood; The Battle of the Ancre. After the end of the Battle of the Somme in December 1916, the artillery was reorganised, and often deployed to support different Divisions depending on need. For example, for the Battle of Vimy Ridge (April 9 to 12, 1917), part of the opening phase of the British-led Battle of Arras, 2nd Divisional Artillery, including 41st Brigade, operated in support of 4th Canadian Division, which was responsible for the northern portion of the advance which included the capture of the highest point of the ridge followed by the heavily defended knoll known as “the Pimple” just north of the town of Givenchy-en-Gohelle.

David was awarded The British War Medal and The Victory Medal.

David’s Effects were left to members of his family.

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