The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Ivor William
- Regimental #:
- ‘D’ Company
- Place of Birth:
- Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales
- Father's Name:
- William Jones
- Mothers's Name:
- Ada Jones
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Plot A13, Row B, Grave 18, Age 43.
- Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi (Forest Party)
- ‘F’ Force Thailand
- Camps Thailand:
- Kami Sonkurai 116 km
- Cause of Death:
- Place of Death:
- Kami Sonkurai
- Date of Death:
- Grave No. 340, Kami Sonkurai.
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.
- Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Kami Songkurai, 299k - Thailand