Frank JONES,
Lance Corporal 13636,
7th Battalion, Prince Albert’s (Somerset Light Infantry)

Born - Newent, Gloucestershire
Enlisted - Pontypridd, Glamorgan
Residence - Nelson, Glamorgan

Died - 7th April 1916 Western Front
Died of wounds aged 25 yrs

Buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium
Grave number V.D.27

Son of Alice Jones, of 9, Alms House, Newent, Gloucestershire.


Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery,
Nr Poperinghe

Frank Jones

Frank Jones was the son of Henry and Alice Jones. Henry came from Newent, Gloucestershire and was born there in about 1862. His wife Alice was originally from Herefordshire and was born there in about 1861. They lived at Ford House, Newent, Glos. This is where their four children were born:

Albert - born in 1885
William - born in 1889
Frank - born in 1892, and
Silvia - born in 1897

Both Henry and his sons worked in the agricultural business.

I am not quite sure where Frank Jones moved to in Nelson, but when I find out, I will update this page. He is acknowledged as a ‘Nelson Man’ enlisted in the 1915 Merthyr Express article.

What does appear to have happened is that in the years leading up to the war, Henry Jones died. Frank had moved away and it seems that Alice may not have been able to afford to remain at Ford House, Newent.
From her address recorded on war records, it seems she lived in an Alms House.
Newent Alms House was able to provide shelter for up to six poor and penniless families.

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