13654 Private John Thomas Jones
1st July 1916
Born in Bethesda,Caernarvonshire in 1894.
I have been unable to discover the names of his parents or if he had any siblings.
I have found an entry in the 1911 Welsh census that I believe it is him. It records as being aged 17 and boarding at
5 Hillside Terrace,Porth, Glamorganshire.
He was employed as a coal miner(hewer).
He enlisted in Porth and his date of disembarkation into France was on 22/09/1915.
In the first part of 1915,he married Ivy Fry(1895-1975) in Wellington, Somerset,giving his first name of Jack rather than John.
He was killed in action 01/07/1916.
He was awarded the 1914-1915 Star,
the 1914-1918 British War and Allied Victory medals.
After his death Ivy remarried in 198 to Peter J Lynskey.