Amos Jones

Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Personal Details

Born: 8 February 1876 in Holywell, Flintshire, Wales.

Family: He was the third child of Amos Jones, a bricklayer, and his wife Jane. He married Ada Sarah Smith on 14 November 1898 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and together they had three children – Amos, Joseph and Gwendolen Mary.

Residence: In 1881 he lived at Mynyddisa, Mold, Flintshire. In 1911 he had married and was living at 8 Eyton View, Ruabon Road, Rhosllanerchrugog, Denbighshire, Wales. The address shown in his service papers is 6 Smallbrook Buildings, Whitchurch, Shropshire where he continued to live until at least 1939. (The 1919 Absent Voters’ Register records his address as 4 Smallbrook Buildings which we take as a transcription error).

Employment: In 1911 he was a horse vanman driver; he declared his occupation as collier at his attestation and in 1939 he was a hawker.

Died: 27 November 1954 in Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire and was buried 1 December the same year in Whitchurch cemetery.

Military Details

Regiment: Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Rank: Private

Service Number: 16512

Date of Enlistment: 23 October 1914

Date of Discharge: 22 February 1919

Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation

Other Information: Amos previously served (Private 4152) with the Royal Fusiliers between 20 November 1893 and 19 June 1901 when he was invalided out. He served in the second Boer War. On 15 May 1899 he was recorded on the War Office list of deserters and absentees from Her Majesty’s Service.

Medals and Awards

None awarded as he did not see active service


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