John Jones

John Jones

Personal Details

John Owen Jones born in Mostyn, Flintshire, Wales on 18 May 1897, the third son of Samuel and Jane Jones of 5 Glanymnla, Llanerchymon, Holywell, Flintshire, Wales. (John’s eldest brother of the same name had sadly died at the age of 8 and he was named after him)

The 1911 Census shows John as a farm labourer at the age of 14. We know, however, that he was working as a station porter for the London and North Western Railway at Malpas, Cheshire prior to enlisting.

John died from meningitis in Barrow-in-Furness. He did not see active service overseas and this is confirmed by his receiving no medals.

More information can be found at

Military Details

Regiment : 3rd Battalion South Lancashire Regiment
Rank : Private
Service Number : 40096

Died of illness; United Kingdom 13 May 1917 Aged 20

Medals and Awards
John’s regiment did not see active service overseas and this is confirmed by him receiving no medals.

Further Information

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