|Surname||JONES (photo added)|
|Place of Birth||BLAENGWNFI, NEATH PORT TALBOT, UNITED KINGDOM|
|Date of Birth||Unknown|
|Date of Death||Sunday, 13 August 1944|
|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|
|Family Details||HUSBAND OF GLENYS JONES, OF CRICKLEWOOD, MIDDLESEX.|
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.
|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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