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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

Richard Jones

Richard JonesBolton Journal and Guardian 20 August 1915

Daubhill Sapper Killed

Lieut-Commander A. Randall Wells, R.N.V.R., has notified Mrs. Helen Jones, 45, Dijon-st., Daubhill, that her husband, Sapper Richard Jones (1149) of the Royal Naval Division, was killed in action in Gallipoli on July 22nd. Before enlisting Jones was in the employ of Messrs. Walsh, plumbers, St.Helens-rd., and was held in the highest esteem by members of his society, of which he was the President. He was on the Roll of Honour of St. Philip’s, and was for many years connected with the Mawdsley-st. P.S.A. Brotherhood*.

Richard was the son of Henry Jones b.1858, a coal miner and sometime railway worker, and Mary Edwards Jones née Boulton b.1858.

Richard appeared on the 1891 Census living at 54 Philip Street, Bolton with his parents and brothers Charles b.1886 and Harry b.1891.

In 1901 he was living at 62 Adelaide Street, Bolton with his parents and siblings Charles, Harry, Mary b.1893 and Robert b.1894.

By 1911 the family were living at 72 Randal Street, Bolton.

Richard was working as a steam pipe fitter.

Richard married Helen Hawkes at St Philip’s Church, Bolton in 1912.

She remarried in 1917 to Jesse Aldred.

* PSA = Pleasant Sunday Afternoon



Name Jones, Richard
Rank Sapper
Number Deal/1149(S)
Unit Royal Marines 3rd Field Company, Divisional Engineers,
Royal Naval Division
Born Bolton, Lancashire
Enlisted 9 February 1915
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
22 July 1915
Age 26
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey