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Family of Walter JONES and Louisa ROBERTS

Husband: Walter JONES (c. 1876-1918)
Wife: Louisa ROBERTS (1877- )
Children: Matilda JONES (c. 1900- )
Elsie JONES (1901- )
William Owen JONES (1903- )
Harry JONES (1908- )
Walter JONES (1911- )
Rowland JONES (1913-1989)
Marriage Q4 1899 Barnsley, Yorkshire1

Husband: Walter JONES

Name: Walter JONES2
Sex: Male
Father: William Whitley JONES (c. 1839- )
Mother: Mary Ann BRAMLEY (c. 1845- )
Birth c. 1876 Barnsley, Yorkshire3
Census 31 Mar 1901 (age 24-25) 10 John Edward Street, Barnsley, Yorkshire3
RG13/4313/139/13
Occupation Gas Works Stoker Miner2,3
Census 2 Apr 1911 (age 35) Barnsley, Yorkshire4
42, Milton Road, Wombwell, Barnsley, Yorkshire
Occupation 2 Apr 1911 (age 34-35) Gas stoker; Barnsley, Yorkshire4
Death 12 Sep 1918 (age 41-42) Picardy and Artois, between the Somme and Loos5,6,7
No known grave
Burial "?" VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIALPas de Calais, France6
Panel 9

Wife: Louisa ROBERTS

Name: Louisa ROBERTS
Sex: Female
Father: William Owen ROBERTS (1847-1927)
Mother: Jane DAVIES (c. 1851-1938)
Birth 6 Jan 1877 Newtown, Montgomeryshire8
Census 3 Apr 1881 (age 4) Llanfair Road Newtown Montgomeryshire9
Llanfair Road Newtown Montgomeryshire
RG11/5487/37
Census 5 Apr 1891 (age 14) Llanfair Road Newtown Montgomeryshire
RG12/4593/95
Census 31 Mar 1901 (age 24) 10 John Edward Street, Barnsley, Yorkshire3
RG13/4313/139/13
Census 2 Apr 1911 (age 34) Barnsley, Yorkshire4
42, Milton Road, Wombwell, Barnsley, Yorkshire
Census 29 Sep 1939 (age 62) Wombwell U.D., Yorkshire (West Riding), England10
42 Milton Street
Occupation 29 Sep 1939 (age 62) Unpaid Domestic Duties; Wombwell U.D., Yorkshire (West Riding), England10

Child 1: Matilda JONES

Name: Matilda JONES3
Sex: Female
Birth c. Sep 1900 Barnsley, Yorkshire3,11
Census 31 Mar 1901 (age 0) 10 John Edward Street, Barnsley, Yorkshire3
RG13/4313/139/13
Census 2 Apr 1911 (age 10) Barnsley, Yorkshire4
42, Milton Road, Wombwell, Barnsley, Yorkshire

Child 2: Elsie JONES

Name: Elsie JONES
Sex: Female
Birth Q4 1901 Barnsley, Yorkshire12
Census 2 Apr 1911 (age 9) Barnsley, Yorkshire4
42, Milton Road, Wombwell, Barnsley, Yorkshire

Child 3: William Owen JONES

Name: William Owen JONES
Sex: Male
Birth Q4 1903 Barnsley, Yorkshire13
Census 2 Apr 1911 (age 7) Barnsley, Yorkshire4
42, Milton Road, Wombwell, Barnsley, Yorkshire

Child 4: Harry JONES

Name: Harry JONES
Sex: Male
Birth Q1 1908 Crewe, Cheshire14
Census 2 Apr 1911 (age 3) Barnsley, Yorkshire4
42, Milton Road, Wombwell, Barnsley, Yorkshire

Child 5: Walter JONES

Name: Walter JONES
Sex: Male
Birth Q4 1911 Barnsley, Yorkshire15

Child 6: Rowland JONES

Name: Rowland JONES
Sex: Male
Birth 10 Oct 1913 Barnsley, Yorkshire16
Census 29 Sep 1939 (age 25) Wombwell U.D., Yorkshire (West Riding), England10
42 Milton Street
Occupation 29 Sep 1939 (age 25) Haulage Engine Driver Compressed Below Ground; Wombwell U.D., Yorkshire (West Riding), England10
Death May 1989 (age 75) Barnsley, Yorkshire17

Note on Husband: Walter JONES - shared note

Louisa went to went to live in Yorkshire.

She stayed there and married a miner who worked in one of the collieries - think his name was Walter Jones.

They had six children - 4 boys and 2 girls.

Walter volunteered to join up for 1st World war, although he needn't have because miners job was protected.

He was killed in action one week after arriving in France leaving Louisa to bring up 6 small children.

 

Private 42546 2nd/4th Bn.,York and Lancaster Regiment who died on Thursday 12 September 1918 .

Age 42 .

Son of William Whitley Jones and Mary Ann Jones, of Pontefract Rd., Barnsley;

husband of Louisa Jones, of 42, MiltonSt., Wombwell, Barnsley

 

Vis-en-Artois and Haucourt are villages on the straight main road from Arras to Cambrai about 10 kilometres south-east of Arras.

Within the grounds of Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, which is west of Haucourt on the north side of the main road, will be found the Vis-en-Artois Memorial.

This Memorial bears the names of over 9,000 men who fell in the period from 8 August 1918 to the date of the Armistice in the Advance to Victory in Picardy and Artois, between the Somme and Loos, and who have no known grave.

They belonged to the forces of Great Britain and Ireland and South Africa; the Canadian, Australian and New Zealand forces being commemorated on other memorials to the missing.

The Memorial consists of a screen wall in three parts.

The middle part of the screen wall is concave and carries stone panels on which namesare carved. It is 26 feet high flanked by pylons 70 feet high. The Stone of Remembrance stands exactly between thepylons and behind it, in the middle of the screen, is a group in relief representing St George and the Dragon.

The flanking parts of the screen wall are also curved and carry stone panels carved with names.

Each of them forms the back of a roofed colonnade; and at the far end of each is a small building.

 

In Memory of Private WALTER JONES 42546, 2nd/4th Bn., York and Lancaster Regiment who died age 42 on Thursday 12 September 1918.

 

Private JONES, Son of William Whitley Jones and Mary Ann Jones, of Pontefract Rd., Barnsley; husband of Louisa Jones,of 42, Milton St., Wombwell, Barnsley.

Remembered with honour

VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL

Commemorated in perpetuity by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Note on Wife: Louisa ROBERTS - shared note

Louisa Roberts

(Shirley calls her Aunty Louie)

A Doctor Purchase - ( Shirley thinks that is his name) - lived at Homestay on Llanfair Rd, in Newtown.

Occasionally his sister came to visit him and on one occasion she was pregnant. Louisa went to help look after the child and went to live with the family in Yorkshire.

She stayed there and married a miner who worked in one of the collieries - think his name was Walter Jones.

They had six children - 4 boys and 2 girls

Walter volunteered to join up for 1st World war, although he needn't have because miners job was protected.

He was killed in action one week after arriving in France leaving Louisa to bring up 6 small children.

Apparently she visited Newtown quite frequently in later years.

Sources

1"Information from Free Births, Marriages, and Deaths website: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/" (Internet). Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Marriages Dec 1899 (>99%)
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Roberts Louisa Barnsley 9c 324
Jones Walter Barnsley 9c 324
Internet. Call Number: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/ (electronic).
2Helen Bennett, "Email to Graham Hoadly from his half 3rd Cousin Helen Bennett".
Graham Hoadly.
3Public Record Office, "www.census.pro.gov.uk - 1901 Census" (Internet).
Internet. Call Number: http://www.census.pro.gov.uk (electronic).
4"Census 1911 (Walter Jones) Barnsley, Yorkshire RG14/PN27614".
Text From Source: Name: Relationship to head: Marital Status: Years married: Sex: Age in 1911: Occupation: Where born:
JONES, WALTER HEAD MARRIED 11 M 35 GAS STOKER YORKS BARNSLEY
JONES, LOUISA WIFE MARRIED F 34 MONTGOMERYSHIRE NEWTOWN
JONES, MATILDA DAUGHTER F 10 YORKS BARNSLEY
JONES, ELSIE DAUGHTER F 9 YORKS BARNSLEY
JONES, WILLIAM OWEN DAUGHTER F 7 YORKS BARNSLEY
JONES, HARRY SON M 3 CHESHIRE CREWE

JONES WALTER (RG14PN27614 RG78PN1579 RD507 SD3 ED12 SN113)
Address 42 MILTON STREET WOMBWELL BARNSLEY County Yorkshire West Riding
District Barnsley Subdistrict Darfield
Enumeration District 12 Parish Wombwell
picture

Source: Census 1911 (Walter Jones) Barnsley, Yorkshire RG14/PN27614, Walter Jones 1911

5"The Commonwealth War Graves Commission website at http://www.cwgc.org.uk/detailed.asp?casualty=1744409" (Internet). Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: In Memory of
Private WALTER JONES

42546, 2nd/4th Bn., York and Lancaster Regiment
who died age 42
on 12 September 1918
Son of William Whitley Jones and Mary Ann Jones, of Pontefract Rd., Barnsley; husband of Louisa Jones, of 42, Milton St., Wombwell, Barnsley.
Remembered with honour
VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL

Commemorated in perpetuity by
the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, website at http://www.cwgc.org.uk/detailed.asp?casualty=1744409. Call Number: http://www.cwgc.org.uk/detailed.asp?casualty=1744409 (electronic).
6Ibid.
7"Soldiers who died in the Great War" (Memorial Scroll). Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Name: Walter JONES
Rank: PRIVATE
Initials: W
Birthplace: Barnsley
Residence:
Enlisted: Wombwell, Barnsley
Regiment, Corps etc.: York and Lancaster Regiment
Battalion etc.: 2/4th (Hallamshire) (T.F.) Battalion.
Formed at Sheffield 21.9.14. Mar. 1915 to Bulwell, near Nottingham in 187th Bde. 62nd Div. April 1915 Strensall, May 1915 Beverley. Nov. 1915 Gateshead. Jan. 1916 Larkhill. June 1916 Flixton Park, near Bungay. Oct. 1916 Wellingborough. Jan. 1917 landed at Havre. 11.11.18 187th Bde. 62nd Div. France; Sous-le-Bois, near Maubeuge.

Number: 42546
Date died: 12 September 1918
How died: Killed in action
Theatre of war: France & Flanders
Supplementary Notes:
Soldiers Died in the Great War database © Naval and Military Press Ltd 2010
FindMyPast, www.findmypast.co.uk.
8"Information from Free Births, Marriages, and Deaths website: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/" (Internet). Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Births Mar 1877 (>99%)
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Roberts Louisa Newtown 11b 201
Internet. Call Number: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/ (electronic).
9The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "1881 Census - Family Search Website" (Online 1881 Census for England and Wales). Custom Id: http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=census/search_census.asp. Cit. Date: 3 April 1881. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Household:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability

William A. ROBERTS Head M Male 33 Llanlwchaiarn, Montgomery, Wales Coach Builder

Jane ROBERTS Wife M Female 31 Llanlwchaiarn, Montgomery, Wales Coach Wife

Mary Jane ROBERTS Daur Female 10 Llanlwchaiarn, Montgomery, Wales Scholar

Sarah A. ROBERTS Daur Female 8 Llanlwchaiarn, Montgomery, Wales Scholar

William ROBERTS Son Male 6 Llanlwchaiarn, Montgomery, Wales Scholar

Luisa ROBERTS Daur Female 4 Llanlwchaiarn, Montgomery, Wales Scholar

Matilda ROBERTS Daur Female 2 Llanlwchaiarn, Montgomery, Wales


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Source Information:
Dwelling Llanfair Rd
Census Place Llanllwchaiarn, Montgomery, Wales
Family History Library Film 1342319
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 5487 / 37
Page Number 35
10"Census 1939 Wombwell U.D., Yorkshire (West Riding), England RG101/3749H/009/4 Letter Code: KPAL" (RG101/3749H/009/4 Letter Code: KPAL).
Text From Source: Name of person,Married name,Gender,Birthdate,Condition as to marriage,Rank, Profession or Occupation,Occupation comment,Comments
Louisa JONES,,F,6 JAN 1877,Widowed,Unpaid Domestic Duties,,
Rowland JONES,,M,10 OCT 1913,Single,Haulage Engine Driver Compressed Below Ground,,
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Source: Census 1939 Wombwell U.D., Yorkshire (West Riding), England RG101/3749H/009/4 Letter Code: KPAL, Census UK 1939 RG101/3749H/009/4 Letter Code: KPAL

11"Information from Free Births, Marriages, and Deaths website: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/" (Internet). Assessment: Questionable.
Text From Source: Births Dec 1900 (>99%)
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Jones Matilda Barnsley 9c 214
Internet. Call Number: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/ (electronic).
12Ibid. Assessment: Questionable.
Text From Source: Births Dec 1901 (>99%)
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Jones Elsie Barnsley 9c 261
13Ibid. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Births Dec 1903 (>99%)
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Jones William Owen Barnsley 9c 275
14"FreeBMD Website" (http://freebmd.rootsweb.com). Assessment: Questionable.
Text From Source: Births Mar 1908 (>99%)

Jones Harry Nantwich 8a 321
15Ibid. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Births Dec 1911 (>99%)
Jones Walter Roberts Barnsley 9c 595
16Ibid. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Births Dec 1913 (>99%)
Jones Rowland Roberts Barnsley 9c 599
17"GRO Indexes". Assessment: Questionable.
Text From Source: England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2005
about Rowland Jones
Name: Rowland Jones
Birth Date: 10 Oct 1913
Death Registration Month/Year: May 1989
Age at death (estimated): 75
Registration district: Barnsley
Inferred County: Yorkshire
Volume: 3
Page: 246