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Gerwyn Jones born 1894, in the 3rd quarter and registered at Swansea.1

Parents: James (Head), a Grocer’s Shopkeeper, age 47, born: Llanllawddog, Carmarthenshire, Wales and Margaret Jones, a Grocer, age 42, born: Llangathan, Carmarthenshire, Wales. Daughters: Mary Jemima, age 12. Sons: Herbert E. age15, William J. age 13 and Gerwyn, age 6.  All the family children were born in Swansea, Glamorgan. Catherine Thomas, (Servant, General Domestic), age 19. Born: Llangyfelach, Glamorgan, Wales. Evan H. Williams, (Servant, Grocer’s Haulier), age16. Born: Pencarreg, Carmarthenshire, Wales.  John Mathias, (Servant, Grocer’s Haulier), age 18. Born: Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales.  All the family and the servants spoke both, Welsh and English. They lived at Wassail House, Cockett, Wales.2

Parents: James, a Grocer, age 56 and Margaret Jones, a Grocer, age 57, Married: 26 years, with 4 children born and 4 children still living.  Sons: William James, a Grocer’s Assistant, single, age 23, Gerwyn, Grocer’s Apprentice, single, age 17. Toni Davies, a Grocer’s Haulier, age 23, Percy Lloydd, age 15, born: Skewen, Neath. Thomas Thomas, age29, born: Cockett, Glamorgan. Margaret Treharne, age 19, born: Cockett, Glamorgan. Elizabeth Treharne, age 14, born: Cockett, Glamorgan. They lived at Wassail House, Cockett, Wales.3

Territorial Force Attestation
Gerwyn Jones, Wassail House, Fforestfach, Nr. Swansea, Joined the 6th Battalion Welsh Regiment, for term of 4 years, from 8th February 1915, Service number 3023, as a Private. Next of kin: James Jones (father), Wassail House, Fforestfach. He was discharged in consequences of being medically unfit for further military forces, 18.06.1915 a length of 131 days service.
Medical Report: Age, 20 years, 6 months.  Height, 5 feet 2½ inches. Chest measurement, 33½, expansion 1½. Vision, good and physical development is normal. Weight, 100 lbs. Occupation, Grocer’s Assistant.  Inefficient chest measurement and poor physique. Examined 1st May 1915.4

Son of James and Margaret Jones of “Ravenswood” Cecil Road, Gowerton, Swansea. Private Gerwyn Jones, Welsh Regiment, 22nd Battalion service number 44342, transferred to (599430) 495th Horne Service Employment Company. Labour Company. Died: of wounds, age 24, 7th May 1919. Buried: Bethlehem Chapel, Fforestfach, Swansea, Wales.5

Corpl. Gerwyn Jones, third son of Mr. James Jones. Fforestfach (ex-Councillor and Guardian) is lying in Bristol Hospital. He was seriously wounded in Salonika and has since undergone a few operations”6

A reception was given to Corporal Gerwyn Jones., Wassail House, at Calfaria Vestry. Mr. W. G. R. John presided. The artistes were Mr. J. Lewis, Misses Jenny and Olive Thomas and Mr. John Nicholas. Miss Annie Rowlands was the accompanist. Addresses were delivered by the chairman and Messrs. Tom Williams. Pte. Danny Williams. R.A.M.C., J. Davies (Bk House), and Ben Jones. Mrs. (Rev.) E. J. Hughes handed the guests gifts, and Mr. Ben Jones moved a vote of thanks.7

Corpl. Gerwyn Jones is home, at Fforestfach, on sick leave. He was severely wounded at Salonika, being shot in the chest. He has made a wonderful recovery. He is the third eon with the colours of ex-Guardian James Jones.”8

The death is reported of Pte. Gerwyn Jones in a Sunderland Hospital. Pte, Jones is the third son of Mr. and Mrs. James Jones, Wassail House, and had seen service on the Salonika front, where he was wounded. He improved slightly, but a series of serious operations had to be undergone, and early this week his mother, with her son-in-law, Mr. John James. Ravenswood, arrived in Sunderland just before death took place.”9

EVANS.—On May 7th. John Evans, yeast dealer, the beloved husband of Ana Evans. 572, Pentregethin road, Cwmbwrla. Public funeral at Mynyddbach, on Monday. 3.30 p.m. 258A5-18
JONES—On the 7th inst. at the War Haspital. Sunderland.  Pte. Gerwyn Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Jones. Wassail House, Fforestfach. Funeral Monday afternoon next, leaving Wassail House 4 30. for Bethlehem Cadle Cemetery. 2S8A5-B”10

The funeral of the late Private Gerwyn Jones, third son of Mr. and Mrs. James Jones, Wassail House, fforestfach, took place at Bethlehem, Cadle, on Monday, amidst manifestations of widespread sorrow. Dec eased passed away at Sunderland War Hospital. With, his two brothers he joined the colours shortly after the outbreak of war, and after six months’ service was discharged on medical grounds. Determined to do his bit, he repeatedly tried to re- enlist, meeting with success four months following his discharge. Severely wounded by a bullet in the chest on the Salonika front in May, 1917, he suffered patiently and cheerfully in and out of hospitals up to the time of his death. Following a short service at the house, conducted by the Rev. Curwen Davies, Cothybridge, the cortege proceeded to Cadle, the coffin, which was of polished oak with sliver fittings, and covered by the Union Jack, which was hidden from view by numerous floral tributes.      Members of the local branch of the Discharged and Demobilised Federation acted as bearers in conjunction with Wassail House staff. At the chapel Miss L. J. Evans, Fforestfach, had charge of the organ, and Mr. John Harris led the singing. The following ministers officiated: Revs. D. Jenkin Jones (Saron), D. Hughes Jones (Llanelly), D. Charles (St. IlLtyd's), E. J. Hughes (Calfaria), and Robert Charles (Gendros) The “Last Post" was played by Bugler Lyons (Swansea).
Mourners-- Mr. and Mrs. James Jones (father and mother), Mr. Albert Jones (brother), Mr. and Mrs,  John James (sister and brother-in-Law), The Misses Peggy and Nancy James (nieces)., Mrs. Ethel Jones (sister-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. Ben Davies, Cothybridge (uncle and aunt), Mrs. Davies, Nantgaredig (aunt), Mrs. Davies, Brynmill (aunt), Mr. Tom Davies, Brynmill (cousin), Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Jones, Swansea. (uncle and aunt), The Misses Myfanwy and May Jones Swansea (cousins) Mr. and Mrs. D. Jones, Pentre (uncle and aunt), Mr. and Mrs. E. Jones, Swansea (uncle and aunt), Mrs. Morgans, Llandilo (cousin), Mrs. Edwards, Swansea (aunt), Mrs. Buckland Jones, Sketty (cousin). Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Jones, Swansea (uncle and aunt), Mr. John Peregrine, Swansea (cousin), Mrs. D. R. Davies, Swansea, (cousin), Mr. T. B. Jones, Swansea (uncle), Mr. D. Davies, Manselton (cousin), Mr. D. Jones, Cothybridge.”11

Medals: Victory & British.12

1 FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
2 1901 Census Wales
3 1911 Census Wales
4 British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920
5 CWGC & Grave Registration Documents.
6 Cambrian Daily Leader 19.01.1918
7 Herald of Wales 16.02.1918
8 Cambrian Daily Leader 07.02.1918
9 Cambrian Daily Leader 08.05.1919
10 Cambrian Daily Leader 09.05.1919
11 Cambrian Daily Leader 13.05.1919
12 British Army WW1 Medals Rolls Index 1914-1920