Gerald Jones

RBS remembers 1914-1918



Gerald Jones

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: Plymouth branch

Died: 26 March 1918

 

Gerald Adrian Disney Jones was born on 18 May 1892, the son of the Reverend J Jeffares Jones, a clergyman in the Church of Ireland, and his wife. Reverend Jones died while Gerald was still a child, and his widowed mother married a dental surgeon in Bideford, Devon.

In December 1908, when Jones was 16 years old, he went to work for National Provincial Bank of England as apprentice at its Exeter branch. He completed his apprenticeship three years later, and was promoted to a clerkship there. In August 1913 he transferred to Cheltenham branch. In the summer of 1915 Jones fell ill with appendicitis and had to undergo an operation which left him unable to work for several months, but in October 1915 he returned to work, this time as a clerk at Plymouth branch.

Jones was called up for military service in April 1916, becoming a Private in The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). He was killed in action in France on 26 March 1918. He was 25 years old.

 

 

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