Jones, Robert

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Robert Jones

20006, Private, 14th Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Killed in action, 19 March 1916, aged 32
Buried at Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L’avoue, France

CWGC registered (Son of Mrs E Jones, of Park House, Mostyn St, Llandudno, and the late Mr J M Jones; husband of Maud Lilian Jones, of 37, Scott St, Bootle, Liverpool)


Robert Jones was the eldest son of John Morris Jones and Elizabeth Jones (née Edwards). He was born on 27 June 1882 at Llanrwst. John Morris Jones was a general labourer. In 1891, the family lived at “Bramley Cottage”, Craig-y-Don and in that year, Robert transferred from St. Beuno’s School to St. George’s National School. Ten years later, the family lived at “Golden Grove”, Craig Side and in 1911, Robert was living with his parents at “Park House”, Mostyn Street, Llandudno. He was described as a window-cleaner and an employer. On 25 April 1912, Robert Jones married Maud Lilian Jessey at St. Leonard’s Church, Bootle.

Robert Jones volunteered to join the Royal Welch Fusiliers in November 1914. He enlisted at Llandudno and was given the regimental number 20006. He joined the 14th (Service) Battalion that was forming at Llandudno. The battalion moved to Winchester in August 1915 and disembarked at Le Havre on 2 December 1915.

Robert Jones was killed in action on 19 March 1916 near Festubert aged 32. He was buried at Le Touret Military Cemetery. David Parry (qv) of the same battalion was also killed on this day and has an adjacent grave.

Commonwealth War Grave Commission records show that Maud Jones’ address after the war was 37 Scott Street, Bootle, Liverpool.

No evidence has been found of any children having been born to Robert and Maud Lilian Jones.

Known memorials:

  • Llandudno Roll of Honour
  • Llandudno War Memorial
  • Memorial Chapel, Holy Trinity Church, Llandudno
  • Llanrhos Parish War Memorial, All Saints’ Church, Deganwy

1 comment to Jones, Robert

  • Georgina Salt

    Robert was born in Llanwrst but the family had spend some time in Liverpool and his married address was in Bootle. Family history has it that he was shot by a sniper whilst having his breakfast.

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