Alfred Jones

Language: Welsh & English
Rank & Number: Private, 14588
Regiment: 9th Welsh Reg
Cemetery / Memorial: St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg L’Avoué
Other memorials: Llansanffraid Glan Conwy, Glan Conwy Memorial Pathway


30th December 1915, aged 27

Excerpts taken from the following book:
Dr Bridget Osborne, We Will Remember Them… The Men of Eglwysbach and Llansanffraid who served in the Great War, 2016

Life / Background:

Alfred Jones was the grandson of Mary and Edward Jones, an agricultural labourer living at Pantsiglan, Glan Conwy. In 1871 Edward and Mary were living next to the Black Lion with their children William, Thomas, John, Elizabeth, Anne and Mary. By 1891 there were only their son George and Alfred, described as a grandson, living at home. By 1911 Alfred had moved to Glamorgan, where he was boarding with the Thomas family and working as a coal hewer.

Alfred enlisted in Neath and trained with the 9th Battalion on the Salisbury plain. He disembarked at Boulogne on 18th July 1915 and would have been in action at Pietre, a diversionary action supporting the battle of Loos. Alfred died on the 30th December 1915 and is buried in the St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg L’Avoué.