Edward Owen Jones was born at 17 Jolly Bank, Cefn Bychan, Ruabon on the 14th January 1894 the son of John and Mary Ann Jones. His mother was to die shortly after his birth on the 21/2/1894.
The 1901 census has Edward living with his Grandfather and Step Grandmother at the Wern, Treflach.
By 1911 he was employed as a bakers apprentice and living at the Fields in Treflach moving to Woodhouse, Hafod Lane, Trefonen in 1912.
It is not known exactly when Edward Owen Jones enlisted but his Battalion the 7th Battalion Kings Shropshire Light Infantry was war-raised under Lt. Col. J.H.Barber and was formed in Shrewsbury in September 1914.
It was under the command of the 76th Brigade of the 25th Division; and served entirely on the Western Front.
Private Edward Owen Jones was to die on the 28th March 1918. The Battalion diaries record the period of March being a quiet one with the soldiers largely involved in digging tunnels and caves and strengthening there positions as well as training. There was no particular incident on that day and it can only be presumed he died of his wounds from an earlier incident. On several days earlier that week the soldiers had been shelled with a number of wounding's and fatalities so it may be one of these incidents was responsible for his death?
Private Edward Owen Jones
13900 Kings Shropshire Light Infantry
is Remembered with Honour on the Arras Memorial in Northern France.
The French handed over Arras to Commonwealth forces in the spring of 1916 and the system of tunnels upon which the town is built were used and developed in preparation for the major offensive planned for April 1917.
The Commonwealth section of the FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY was begun in March 1916, behind the French military cemetery established earlier. It continued to be used by field ambulances and fighting units until November 1918.