William Little JONES

Regiment:               Royal Field Artillery  

Rank & Number:    
Not Known  

06 December 1886; Blairquhan Stables,

Died:                       3 May 1948; South Neuk, Kilbirnie  

Brother of David Jones & brother-in-law of
                               John Park

WILLIAM LITTLE JONES was born 06 Dec 1886 in Blairquhan Stables, Straiton, Ayrshire to parents George Frederick, a coachman, and Sarah Purves Russell (who married in Mertoun, St. Boswells, Borders on 15 May 1863).  He died of cancer at home at South Neuk, Kilbirnie on 3 May 1948 (aged 61, married, engineering fitter).  

On 30 Jan 1912 at Elmbank Lodge, Largs, William (aged 25, chauffeur, of Kelburn Stables) married Marguruite Welsh.  

In the 1891 Census, William, aged 4, is living Kelburne N Stables, Fairlie with parents Geo F Jones (51, coachman dom serv, b. Dalkeith) and Sarah P (50, b. Mertoun, Berwick), and siblings Helen C (16), Christina J (14), Sarah PR (11) and David A (9)  

In the 1901 Census, he is aged 14, and living Kelburne Stables, Fairlie with parents Geo F Jones (61, coachman, domestic) and Sarah PR Jones (60).  

In the 1911 Census, aged 24 and a  groom domestic, he is living Kelburn Stables, Fairlie with parents Frederick (71, coachman) and Sarah (70, m 47 years, 11 children/9 living)    


No medal index card was found, but the initials given on the plaque are ‘R.F.A.’, and the Largs & Millport Weekly News reported on 23 Oct 1915 that William Jones, late of Kelburn, had joined the Lowland Brigade, RFA. 

Extracts from the Largs & Millport Weekly News:-    

23 October 1915        
William Jones, late of Kelburn, has joined the Lowland Brigade, RFA.  Another son of Mr. Jones, David A. Jones, is serving in France with the Royal Engineers, and his son-in-law, Private J. Park, HDAC, is at present in Stobhill, invalided from France.

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