Help us find the family of World War soldier; Mold man has no known grave.
Byline: STEVE BAGNALL Daily Post Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org
AN appeal has gone out to find the family of a soldier killed in World War I who has no known grave.
Wrexham town Insp Paul Wycherley recently laid a wreath at the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, in Ypres, Belgium, in memory of former police officer Albert Jones, after a motorbike trip.
PC Jones patrolled Mold more than 100 years ago.
He joined the Grenadier Guards as private 14610 to fight in the war, but was just 22 years old when he was killed in action at Ypres, on October 26, 1914.
His name is one of 50,000 British and Commonwealth names recorded on the monument, which is for those who were killed and have no known grave.
This year sees the commemoration of World War I where millions of people lost their lives. Insp Wycherley said: "I was travelling out there on as part of a group motor bike trip.
"There were 13 officers from North Wales Police who went out to fight in World War I and did not come back.
"PC8 Jones from Mold lost his life at the age of 22 and has no known grave, but his name is recorded on the Menin Gate monument.
"I was very honoured to lay the wreath at the Menin Gate. It was a very moving experience.
"We found his name straight away on the and put a cross there on behalf of North Wales Police to honour his memory and laid a wreath "But what we would really like to do is find the family of PC Albert Jones to show them the photos of his memory being honoured."
The Menin Gate Memorial is located at the eastern exit of Ypres and marks the starting point for one of the main roads out of the town that led Allied soldiers to the front line.
It was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield and built and maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
The memorial was unveiled in July 1927 and has a ceremony every night to remember those that lost their lives in the war, but have no grave to mark their resting place.
If anybody has information on the family of Mr Jones, or is a relative, they can phone 101 and ask for Insp Paul Wycherley.
|at the Menin Gate in Belgium laying a commemorative wreath to Albert Jones who died in World War I