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Jones, John, enlisted at Ottawa, Ontario, originally of Golden Grove, Carmarthenshire, Wales. Occupation: Carpenter. Military Service: Private, Sergeant, Reg. No. 686, PPCLI. Attestation Papers. Diary References: “Got up again and found Corp. [John] Jones who gave me another good drink of rum,” 3:4 Jun ’16; “Great doings in the Company. [John] Jones (later killed) promoted to Serg … . Bell (later killed) one stripe, [John] Johns [Jones] two,” 3:17 Jun ’16; “Sergt. [John] Jones called for volunteers to take out Sergt. [John] McDonald [MacDonald],” 3:16 Sep ’16; “[John] Jones (Sgt.), [Edwin] Young (SM), [S.] Patterson [Paterson] among wounded in our platoon,” 3:8 Oct ’16. According to Hodder-Williams, Sgt. Jones died 13 October 1916.
Date of Death: 13 October 1916. See casualty details, Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Buried at Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Wimereux, Pas de Calais, France. Grave Reference: I.R.11.