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Two Anglesey Men


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Remembering today two men from Anglesey:

Private John Jones 908173 5th Bn Canadian Infantry. Born and raised in Aberffraw, John emigrated to Canada in his late teens. He settled in Saltcoats, Saskatchewan and worked as a farmer.

On 11th May 1916 he joined the CEF.

He was killed in action in France on 15th September 1917 aged 23. Buried at Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension.

ALSO

Private John Jones 1347 1st/6th Bn Royal Welch Fusiliers. Born and raised in Anglesey, John enlisted on 12th August 1914. He died at home on 15th September 1917 and is buried in LLangeinwen Churchyard.

NOT FORGOTTEN

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Two John Joneses from Anglesey who served and died the same day...Cofiwn hwynt - We shall remember them.

John Jones RWF is buried at Llangeinwen (the only war grave in that little churchyard) and was born in that parish, but is commemorated under neighbouring Llanfairynycwmwd on the North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch in Bangor. He was medically discharged in April 1916 and his parents were resident at Rhengc Fawr in the latter parish.

Clive

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Remembered ... Maricourt

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