The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Jones
First Name:
Ivor William
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7234
Company:
‘D’ Company
Enlisted:
1.08.1940
DOB:
28.09.1900
Place of Birth:
Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales
Father's Name:
William Jones
Mothers's Name:
Ada Jones
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Fireman
Memorial:
Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Plot A13, Row B, Grave 18, Age 43.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi (Forest Party)
Force:
‘F’ Force Thailand
Camps Thailand:
Kami Sonkurai 116 km
POW#:
3/8326
Cause of Death:
Beri-Beri
Place of Death:
Kami Sonkurai
Date of Death:
14.11.1943
Buried:
Grave No. 340, Kami Sonkurai.

General Description

JONEWS, IVOR WILLIAM
JONES, IVOR WILLIAM

 

 

Below:  Younger brother Artis joined 2/11th, he died as POW in Germany 4 April 1945.

 

In 1911 Census, Wales – record shows Ivor’s mother Ada Jones, a farmer and widow at Crom Farm, Walterstone, Abergavenney, Hereford.  Walterstone is a village in Herefordshire, England near the Welsh border and Brecon Beacons National Park, 23 kms south-west of Hereford.  (There are several interesting and very old structures in the village.  A 300 year old pub, and the church contains historical stained glass.)

Ada Jones was recorded residing with her three sons:

John Lionel 12 years

Ivor William 10 years

and Artis Walter 5 years.

Ivor Jones arrived 26 August 1926 at Fremantle on ‘Orama’ he was 25 years old, recorded as farm labourer as was his younger brother Artis Walter 21 years who accompanied him.

When Ivor enlisted in August 1940, he was recorded living at Laverton, working as a fireman.

 

From Singapore, POWn Ivor Jones was selected with ‘F’ Force Thailand to work on the Burma Railway.  The 13 trains carrying ‘F’ Force departed Singapore Railway Station 16 April 1943.   Seven months later, on 13 November 1943 Ivor Jones lost his life sick with beri beri, he was 43 years old.

Please read further about this Force.

 

 

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kami Songkurai, 299k - Thailand
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