In memory of David Jones

Photo of David JonesDavid Jones was born in 1880 at Church House in Nantmel, a rural village between Llandrindod Wells and Rhayader. He became a coachman at the Pump House Hotel in Llandrindod Wells.

His brother Percy Jones lived in Tremont Road in the town. He had another brother living at “Craiglea” in Nantmel, and a sister in Aberdare.

He joined the Herefordshire Regiment, and was later transferred to the Hertfordshire Regiment.

He was killed on 5 October 1917 while at the front line near Ypres, Belgium. His company commander reported that Private Jones was hit by a shell while marching back to camp after having been out on a working party. He was buried at buried at Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery, Ypres.

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