From Hoole History and Heritage Society

JONES, John Robert Joseph

Regiment: 18 Line Sec Royal Corps of Signals

Rank: Signalman

Died: 5 December 1941

Aged: 22

Buried/ Memorial: Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya

Address: 37 William Street, Hoole

Cheshire Observer 29 December 1941


In an account of Mr and Mrs Joseph Crimes of 145 Westminster Road, Diamond Wedding is contained the following;

Mr and Mrs Crimes have a family living of three daughters and one son; Mrs J T Jones of Hoole, Mrs R Lewis (Worsley, Manchester) Miss Alice Crimes and Mr J Crimes, both of whom live with their parents. There are four grandchildren; one grandchild John Jones was killed at Tobruk when serving with the Eighth Army in the Royal Signals”.

Cheshire Observer 03 January 1942

JONES – In December 1941 died from wounds received by enemy action in the Middle East, Signalman John Robert Joseph (Jack) Jones, Royal Corps Signals, aged 22 years, very dearly-beloved only son of Mr and Mrs J T Jones 37 William Street, Hoole, Chester. – Memorial service, Westminster Road Baptist, Sunday 11th Jan 6 pm.”