Correctly named 2Lt WJ Jones
William Jefferiss Jones was born in Swansea on the 16th of December 1888 to Hiram and Mary Ann.
The address given for next of kin is 10 Jersey Terrace, Dan y Graig, Swansea but by 1911, he is seen to be a boarder in 90 Grove Lane, Camberwell, London and working as a land agent.
He is seen in the London Gazette in 1910 as an established clerk to Surveyor of Taxes and again in June 1916.
By the time William enlisted into the 19th Reserve Kings Royal Rifle Corps, he was working for the Inland Revenue as a Land Agent and living in Taunton, Somerset. His address being 9 Hammett St, Taunton.
He applied for his commission and is dated as a 2nd Lt on the 15th of December 1916 in the London Gazette. He went overseas to France on the 24th of January 1917 with the 9th Reserve Bn KRRC.
Around the April of 1917, William suffered debilitating tonsillitis and eventually was hospitalised in Blackpool with his debility being 40%. Having returned to the UK, he is still noted as being with the 9th Bn but seems to get attached to the 5th Bn where notes show him as Assistant Adjutant.
Papers show he extends his service but is granted unpaid leave to work in a sedentary nature for the Inland Revenue from November 1917.
He is ‘Gazetted out’ of service on the 16th of November 1919.
He had married Gladys Marjorie Lee in Bridgewater a year earlier in 1918.
William died in 1975 in Western Super Mare.