Humphrey Jones was born in 1890 one of the eight children of Richard and Mary Jones.
In the 1911 census he was living with his Grandfather, Mother and Father and three of his brothers in School Lane, Trefonen. At this time he was 21 years of age and working as a quarryman in Nantmawr for a Mr Edwards.
Humphrey was quick to join up shortly after war was declared. Three of his brothers also joined the army as can be seen by the newspaper cutting lower down which records Humphreys death.
He enlisted to fight on 9th September 1914 at Abertridwr as a member of the Prince of Wales Volunteers and was assigned to the 10th Battalion South Lancashire Regiment.
It would seem from his war record that still has a few pages that are readable that he initially landed in France with the 9th Battalion on September 8th 1915 and then moved south sailing from Marseilles in November to Salonika, Greece.
According to his medical records (see below) he was taken ill with pleurisy which must have been almost as soon as he arrived as by the end of the month he had been returned to England via RMS Carisbrooke Castle and RMS Aquitania which were both used as troop and hospital ships in the Mediterranean at the time.