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Nov 1, 2020

Old Colwyn WW1 tragedy revealed

Our contributor Stephen Binks spent almost a decade trying to identify the "J R Jones" on Old Colwyn war memorial. Now his detective work has paid off, revealing that John Parry Jones was one of three brothers who died within three months ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

of each other in late 1918. He and his brother Arthur died shortly before the war ended but Thomas - who had served through the entire war - succumbed on Christmas Day, over a month after the fighting stopped. It's hard to imagine what a blow that must have been to parents Thomas and Maria, of Preswylfa, Abergele Road. We have now updated our web page about Old Colwyn war memorial so that anyone who scans the nearby QR codes will see the correct information for what should be "J P Jones". You can read Stephen's research on the brothers, and see photos of two of them, on our web page in their memory.