13654 Private John Thomas Jones

9th(Service)Battalion

Devonshire Regiment

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.

  

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