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Gunner David Jeremy Jones- R G A

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john white

Dear Members

                 Firstly, a Happy new year to everyone. Secondly could someone help regarding the above? He was born in Llanpumsaint, Carmarthenshire in 1895 and is on the !911 Census as Jeremy living at the "Grey Cow" pub in Carmarthen He was in the Royal Garrison Artillery, received  a British War Medal and Victory Medal and died in Swansea in 1951. One of the contributing factors to his death was Bronchitis caused by Gas in WW1. There is a pension ledger but I am not able to gain access to it. It would be interesting if I could find more details His number in the RGA was 118220.

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                                                 John White

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

You probably know that the Grey Cow was in John Street, round the back of Mark's, in the street where the Coracle Tavern is nowadays.

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr
1 hour ago, john white said:

His number in the RGA was 118220

John, where does that number come from? Medals or documents you have seen?

I can only see 181220 on his MIC

No date of entry on the card, so he would have arrived overseas after 31/12/1915.

 

Edit: Nothing in the Service Records or Pension Records for him on Ancestry that I can see.

I don't have access to the ledgers either unfortunately.

Edited by Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

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john white

Dear Members

                Sorry the RGA Number is 181220. I remember the" Coracle" Whilst I was working in Carmarthen, market day was on Wednesday and the farmers would come into town,undertake their business and be legally  drinking at 7 30 in the morning at the "Coracle"!

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                                                      John White

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john white

Dear Members

               Regarding my recent enquiry the pension Record Ledger reference is 5/MJ/N 8796.

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                                               J W

                                       

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john white

Dear Members

          I have received information from a relative of the above that he was gassed on  June 28th June 1918. He had been on the Western front for about 4 months. The news was reported in the Carmarthen Journal. What division was his battery attached to?

                                        Regards

                                              John White

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john white

Dear Members

                Maybe it was the action at La Becque.

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                                         J W

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

Cambria Daily Leader  19/07/1918

 

Gunner D. Jeremy Jones. R.G.A. whose wife is living at 12. Chapel-street, Carmarthen, has been gassed in France, and is in hospital in Kent.

 

 

Carmarthen Journal 19/7/1918

 

Official intimation has been received by Mrs. Jones, 10, Chapel-street, that her husband, Gunner David Jeremy Jones, Royal Garrison Artillery, was gassed In France on June 28th. Gunner Jones, who is now in hospital in Kent, is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Jones, Grey Cow, John-street. He has been on the Western Front about four months. He was formerly employed with Mrs. Phillips, ironmonger, Dark-Gate. His wife's brother is a prisoner of war in Germany. 

 

 

Carmarthen Weekly Reporter 26/07/1918

 

David Jeremy Jones, of the R.G.A. was gassed on June 28. His wife lives at 10, Chapel street, Carmarthen. He is the son of Mr and Mrs Daniel Jones, Grey Cow Inn, Carmarthen.

 

 

Carmarthen Journal  13/12/1918

 

Gunner D. Jeremy Jones, R.G.A., 10. Chapel-street, arrived home on hospital leave on Saturday morning last. Gunner Jones was. "gassed" in France last July, and has been in hospital in this country ever since. At the time of enlistment he was manager in the employ of Mrs. Phillips, ironmonger, Darkgate. His many friends were pleased to see him looking so well.

 

 

Carmarthen Journal 12/09/1919

 

New Premises-Mr. D. Jeremy Jones (late manager at Mrs. Phillips', Darkgate) has opened an ironmongery establishment at 10, Chapel Street, Carmarthen, and -will specialise in House, farm and Furnishing Ironmongery. Mr. Jones has had a fine experience in all branches of the trade.

 

 

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john white

Dear Dai

             Thanks for your information. More work to be done!

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                                       John White

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