Harry Jones, Flying Officer (Wireless Op./Air Gunner)

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  1. Mavis Williams

    Mavis Williams Well-Known Member

    Hi Everyone, I am researching a young Flying Officer (Wireless Op./Air Gunner)

    Service Number 171287
    Died 24/08/1944
    Aged 22
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    D F M
    Son of Henry and Rebecca Jones, of Ewloe Green, Hawarden.
    Buried at HAWARDEN CEMETERY, Flintshire.

    I am presuming that he died in this country, either in an accident or after being wounded abroad and brought home for treatment, but I cannot find anything out about him on any website, except the CWGC. Can anyone shed any light on his life or service please, as I don't want his to be forgotten.

    I have his parents on the 1939 National Register:-
    1939 Register (Taken on the 29th September 1939)
    Jones Household (6 People)
    Pant y Corns, Green Lane, Ewloe Green , Hawarden R.D., Flintshire, Wales
    Henry Jones 13 Jul 1892 Male Electrician Labourer Heavy Worker Married 38 1
    Rebecca Jones 18 Jun 1893 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 38 2
    Sorry, this record is officially closed. Check if you can open a closed record.
    Sorry, this record is officially closed. Check if you can open a closed record.
    William R Griffiths 24 Mar 1928 Male At School Single 38 5
    Eric G Griffiths 13 Feb 1930 Male At School Single 38 6

    His birth:-
    Surname First name(s) Mother District Vol Page
    Births Jun 1922 (>99%)
    Jones Harry Parker Hawarden 11b 375

    and his parent's marriage:-
    St Ethelwold’s Church, Shotton.
    Page 9 No. 17 20th December 1920 Henry JONES, 28, Bachelor, Ironworker, Bethel Villa, Shotton Lane, Samuel JONES, Ironworker & Rebecca PARKER, 27, Spinster, 5 Estyn Terrace, Shotton, John PARKER, Ironworker (After Banns). JAMES J.J. ROBINSON
    Witnesses:-John PARKER, Enoch PARKER & Martha JONES.

    Any help would be appreciated, Kind regards, Mavis Williams
  2. alieneyes

    alieneyes Senior Member

    Hello Mavis,

    F/O Jones was on strength with No. 1652 Heavy Conversion Unit at the time of his death. Aircraft was Halifax DG226. T/o 1429 Marston Moor but as the Halifax gained altitude , the outer port burst into flames . Bomber rolled on its back and dived into the Wetherby golf course. Subsequent investigation revealed a broken con-rod

    Jones' DFM came from his time on No. 76 Squadron.



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  3. Mavis Williams

    Mavis Williams Well-Known Member

    O.M.G. D, Thank you so much, I was really at a loss, and you have brought his life and death to the forefront, I cannot thank you enough. His descendants will be so grateful. Kindest regards, Mavis
  4. Mavis Williams

    Mavis Williams Well-Known Member

    Sorry Dave, I didn't write your name properly, apologies.
  5. alieneyes

    alieneyes Senior Member

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  6. Mavis Williams

    Mavis Williams Well-Known Member

    I am lost for words!!!! Thank you so much, bless you. I am crediting you, as I always do with anything that this wonderful forum gives me. Kindest regards, Mavis
  7. Mavis Williams

    Mavis Williams Well-Known Member

    Hi Dave, I have just finished Harry's story, it's on Jones, Harry
    I hope that you approve,
    Kindest regards,

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