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Evan John Jones

Evan John Jones was born in Garth in  December 1909.

His family moved to Llandoch (now Man -Yr-Afon) in Llangammarch when he was a year old.

On the 1911 census shows his family were coal merchants.

In 1928 he appears on the outward bond passenegr list, leaving from Southampton on the 'Monthairn' bound for Canada.

His occupation is listed as a wireless operator.

From 'Find a grave memorials'

No.264 Sqn Defiant I L6957 piloted by P/O. Desmond Hayward Sidley Kay and gunner LAC Evan John Jones RAFVR took part in the mission over Dunkirk when the turret was hit by a Bf110. LAC Jones bailed out although some claim that it was unknown to the pilot, others claim that P/O Kay ordered LAC Jones to bail out.

In official reports it was claimed that Jones was seen to land near BEF troops and fold up his parachute, but was posted as missing. Other reports claim he drowned, washing ashore on the French coast. He was later to be buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery, Plot 2 Row 17 Grave 15.

The aircraft returned with starboard aileron and hydraulics badly damaged, but was repaired. P/O Kay was unhurt.


The listing in the UK Comonwealth Graves:

JONES, Sgt. (W.Op./Air Gnr) Evan John 744999

RAF (V.R) 264 Squadron 29th May 1940.

Age 31. Son of John and Ann Jones; husband of Janet Barr Jones, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Plot 2 Row 17 Grave 15