Ystalyfera Fallen

War Graves & Remembrance Graves

Kenneth Jones

This is the memorial page for Kenneth Jones, native of Ystalyfera, killed during the Second World War whilst flying in an RAF Liberator over the Bay of Biscay on an anti-submarine patrol.

The information on Kenneth Jones comes principally from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, from the Labour Voice newspaper, and the Parish Burial Register (courtesy of the Swansea Archives).

NameGeorge Kenneth Jones
Date of Death20th March 1944
Place of DeathBay of Biscay
Age at Death24
Unit and RegimentRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve; 224 Sqdn.
Service Number946977
Additional Information
Remembrance GraveParents Grave in Godre'rgraig Independent Chapel Cemetery, Godre'rgraig; C23. Recorded as Flight Sergeant.
Local MemorialsYstalyfera War Memorial
Old student of Pontardawe Technical School. Memorial so far not found.
Family DetailsSon of Benjamin and Mary Emma Jones** nee WATKINS of Melbourne House, Ystalyfera Glamorgan of Cyfyng Road Ystalyfera

**Parents: Father Benjamin died 1924 Mother Mary Emma died 1958 Buried Godre'rgraig Cemetery C23
Known Brothers
Known Sisters

From the SOUTH WALES VOICE newspaper of Saturday 8th APRIL 1944:-

The sad news has been received by Mrs Mary Emma Jones of Melbourne House that her son Sergeant Kenneth Jones RAF is missing after a raid over enemy territory. He was a radio operator navigator and joined the RAF from Swansea Technical College three years ago. He trained in the U.S.
Her many friends hope that Mrs Jones will soon receive good news.

The following information was kindly given by Mr Andy Ingham (RAF Crash Researcher):-

Kenneth was killed whilst flying as WOP/AG in Liberator V, BZ776 of No 224 Squadron
They took off from St. Eval at 21.05 on an anti submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay. The aircraft was not heard from again and was lost without a trace.
The 10 crew are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial Surrey UK.

Thank You to Andy Ingham for this information.

G. Kenneth Jones is remembered on his parents' grave in Godre'rgraig Cemetery.

The grave of his parents, Benjamin and Emma Jones, remembering their son George Kenneth Jones, killed in action over the Bay of Biscay.

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