Private DAI 'David' JONES (photo added)

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Rank Private
Forenames DAI 'David'
Surname JONES (photo added)
Initials D
Place of Birth BLAENGWNFI, NEATH PORT TALBOT, UNITED KINGDOM
Date of Birth Unknown
Date of Death Sunday, 13 August 1944
Age 31
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From BLAENGWNFI, NEATH PORT TALBOT, UNITED KINGDOM
Service Number 1689427
Force British Army
Service/Corps/Regiment Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 1 Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (29th June 1944-27th December 1944 - 53rd Welsh Infantry Division)
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location VIII. B. 13.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph
Family Details HUSBAND OF GLENYS JONES, OF CRICKLEWOOD, MIDDLESEX.

Additional Information

 

 

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records state Private JONES name, in the English form, as DAVID. Family and other documents record his name as DAI. He was killled in action on Sunday the 13th August 1944.

 

Son of Mr and Mrs Will Jones of 13 Jersey Road, Blaengwnfi, a village in the Neath Port Talbot County area of South Wales, United Kingdom. DAI JONES was 1 of 8 children, 4 boys and 4 girls, one of whom was a younger brother called Clifford.1

 

Private Clifford Jones2 served with 4 Battalion, Welch Regiment and was Killed, 5 weeks after his brother DAI JONES, in Belgium on the 19th September 1944.

 

Their father, Will Jones, was a coal miner who, although in a reserve occupation, enlisted in the British forces. Both brothers had played for the local football team, Gwynfi United Football Club.

 

DAI JONES, and his wife Glenys, moved from South Wales to Middlesex when he was called up into the British Army. They had one daughter, Pam, who was 4 years old when her dad, DAI JONES, was killed in Normandy. His younger brother, Private Clifford Jones was unmarried.

 

 

Private DAI 'David' JONES, undated.

 

 

Private Clifford Jones,
younger brother of Private DAI 'David'JONES, undated.

 

 

Newpaper clipping, dated Friday 27th October 1944.

 

 

References
1. Addiditional information and photographs, unless otherwise credited, kindly provided by Kim Thomas, niece of Private DAI JONES.
2. Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph:  
Individual photograph: Kim Thomas, niece of Private DAI JONES.
Additional photographs provided by: Kim Thomas, niece of Private DAI JONES and Carl Shilleto.
Additional information provided by: Kim Thomas, niece of Private DAI JONES.

 

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