Legacy of First World War soldier lives on

In 2012, we highlighted the tragic story of Pte Harry Jones from Mwrog Street in Ruthin who was killed during the First World War having never met his third child. Last month, his collection of letters and postcards from the front (DD/DM/1163) attracted some very special visitors to our office.

The Jones Family 21Aug2014

The four generations of the Jones family who came in to read through the letters written by their relative to his wife during the first seven months war, included Harry’s nephew, Bernard Jones, who is now 102 years old, his son, grand-daughters and great grandson.

 

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2 Responses to “Legacy of First World War soldier lives on”

  1. G Trefor Jones Says:

    L to R, Alan and Sian Ebdon and baby Harry, Maggie Waltham, Trefor Jones, Margaret Jones, Bernard Jones

  2. Heather Williams Says:

    During September the Ruthin and District Civic Association has organised an exhibition in the Library about WW1. It includes information about another soldier killed in WW1 from Ruthin – William Peake.
    During Open Doors weekend (27 & 28 September) visit chapels and churches to discover more about him and other soldiers from Ruthin who died in the war.

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