PRIVATE IVOR GRAFTON JONES
ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS
2ND MAY 1916 AGE 22
BURIED: BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY AND EXTENSION N, FRANCE
This is a classic gravestone inscription, which is usually followed by some sort of instruction to:
Prepare in time, do not delay
For no one knows their dying day.
Private Jones came from Ton Pentre, a small mining community in the Rhondda Valley, where non-conformism was very strong. He died from the effects of gas at a Casualty Clearing Station in Bailleul.