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Tracing Your Roots To Gallipoli

Remembering some of the Bolton men who lost their lives in the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915

John Scotson Jones

John Scotson JonesBolton Journal and Guardian 2 July 1915

Heroic Deane Soldier

The Rev. Arthur Lamb, of Deane, writes:- Private John S. Jones, R.M.L.I., late of Windy Hough, Deane Avenue, was killed in action at the Dardanelles on June 7th. He was a bright, genial young fellow, of a frank and winsome disposition. In enlisting at the beginning of the war he was actuated by a high sense of duty. His bright Christian character made him a favourite with all who knew him. He was actively associated with the Deane Congregational Church and Sunday School, being a teacher in the Primary Department. He will be greatly missed and deeply lamented, but his influence and memory will ever be an inspiration to those who knew him. There was in him much of the “stuff of which heroes are made.” He was employed at Messrs. R. Entwistle and Co., Lincoln Mills Warehouse.

John was the son of John Owen Jones b.1864, a provision dealer, and Sarah Jones née Scotson b.1870.

In 1901 John was living at Brighton Cottages, Rhyl, Flintshire with his parents and brothers James Hugh b.1894, Ernest Owen b.1896, Herbert Scotson b.1899, Harold Scotson b.1901.

John's father and brother Harold Scotson Jones both died in 1905.

His mother remarried in 1909 to Thomas Edward Johnson b.1853, a stationer and newsagent.

On the 1911 Census John was living at 259 Deane Church Lane, Bolton with his mother, step-father and siblings James Hugh, Harold and Mary Scotson b.1903.


Name Jones, John Scotson
Rank Private
Number PO/697(S)
Unit Plymouth Bn
Royal Naval Division,
Royal Marine Light Infantry
Born Rhyl, Flintshire
Enlisted Manchester
19 October 1914
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
7 June 1915
Age 17
Grave or Memorial Redoubt Cemetery, Helles,
Gallipoli, Turkey
Royal Marine Light Infantry