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Board Name: Wales Genealogy
Gail Michele Jones Western Australia Jul 29, 2002
I am tryng to trace anyone who knew my father's family. Or perhaps any relative who may still be living. The information I have is as follows

My Father Ernest Alun Jones.
> Born 24th August 1915
> At Glanguydderig Farm, Llandovery, Llandingat, County of Carmarthen.
Wales. UK.
> His father William Jones - farmer.
> His mother Anne Jones (nee Williams).
> My father lost his father and three brothers during WW2.
> William Jones died 21st January 1941...... civilian casualty I would
> imagine as he was then 71 years old.
> Evan Morgan Jones AFS. (DOB 7/1/1907)
> HO Section. Albert Embankment
> Killed on duty at Lambeth Palace Road May 11th 1941
> Aged 34
> Named on War Memorial at Lambeth and Cripplegate, St Pauls.
> Pre war was employed by Royal London Mutual Insurance Co. Finsbury Square
> EC2. Contacted them but no response.
> 5115623 Sgt. Francis Eric Jones (DOB 27/12/1916)
> 2nd Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment
> Killed in action 6th June 1944
> Aged 27
> Buried at sea.
> Inscribed on War Monument Bayeux Memorial, Calvados, France. Panel 12,
> Column 3.
> Benjamin Gwynne (DOB 30/10/1909)
> Died of Pulmonary TB on the 15th December 1946
> Aged 37
> Do not know if he was in the services or not.
> These above are inscribed on the tombstone and/or buried at The Mount
> Cemetary in Chingford (c:r 3781)
> Other siblings....Daniel John William Jones DOB 21/6/1904........Died
> 16/2/1983 at Whipps Cross Hospital. Leytonstone, Waltham Forrest.
> David Gwilym Jones DOB ? If youngest may still be alive.
> Elizabeth Gwynneth Jones DOB 4/10/1913.... may still be alive.
> Married 12/8/1936 to John Ernest Martin.
> One daughter Cynthia Vivienne DOB 29/5/1938 may still be alive. I believe this branch of the family migrated to New Zealand at some time probably during the 60's
> The family must have left Wales in the mid 30's as by 1938 most of the
> family appeared to be living at 3 Old Kent Road, Southwark SE1
> In 1947 they were living at 107 Marmion Avenue, Chingford and by 1953 13
> New Road, Chingford E4.

My father owned an Estate Agent & Surveyors business at Chingford Mount up to the time we left the UK originally in 1964.

> My childhood memories which may not be too accurate now, are that my
> said he was a paratrooper. I
> remember him having bad trench foot from the war and vaguely think I
> remember him saying he was at Dunkirk but not certain of that, but his
> brother being on a war monument in France maybe lends some credence to
> idea. I also have very faint recollections of some one saying he served in
> Egypt or somewhere like that. He never spoke much about the war so I have no other
> clues
If any one knows of any possible
> way I could try to trace my living relatives before it is too late and
> die, that would be much appreciated.
> Many Thanks
> Gail
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