William Bartholomew Jones

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William Bartholomew Jones

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: Cardiff Grangetown branch

Died: 27 May 1918

 

William Bartholomew Jones was born on 12 August 1882, the son of Owen Jones, a surgeon, and his wife Catherine Ann. In February 1900, when he was 17 years old, he went to work for National Provincial Bank of England as apprentice at its Menai Bridge branch. In September 1901 he transferred to Bangor branch, and after completing his three-year apprenticeship became a clerk there. In May 1904 he moved to Carnarvon branch; in March 1905 to Birmingham Summer Hill branch; in May 1906 to London Piccadilly branch; and in March 1912 to Cardiff Grangetown branch. At Grangetown branch he lived on the bank premises.

During the First World War Jones joined the army. By 1918 he was a Second Lieutenant in the Machine Gun Corps. He died in France on 27 May 1918. He was 35 years old and left a widow, Mary Edith, and a child.

 

 

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