Thomas Ivan Jones was born in Rensselaer, New York, United States of America on 6th October 1890, the son of Thomas and Minnie H Jones who were living in Shrewsbury in 1901.
Husband to Keziah Jones (nee Ince) (married in 1915 in London) and father of Edith K (baptised in St Oswald’s Church, Malpas on 22 December 1918) and George I (baptised in St Oswald’s Church, Malpas on 6 November 1916).
Thomas enlisted in the Royal Navy on 6 October 1908 and served on many ships. He was taken ill on the Hecla and died from pneumonia in the Royal Naval Hospital Edinburgh.
His wife was born in Malpas, Cheshire and baptised in St Oswald’s Church; their two children’s births were registered in Whitchurch, Shropshire. This is the link to the Malpas memorial, and we can only assume that Keziah continued to live in Malpas after they married, possibly with her parents, and that Thomas continued to serve in the Navy.
Regiment : HM Torpedo Boat No. 36, Hecla, Royal Navy
Rank : Able Seaman
Service Number : 237257 (CH)
Died of illness; United Kingdom 13 April 1919 Aged 28