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Second Lieutenant Thomas Mozart Jones

Royal Garrison Artillery, 26th Siege Battery.

Died July 6th, 1918, aged 36

Buried at Saron Congregational Chapel

Mozart was born in 1882 to William and Elizabeth Jones of Blaenau, Cwmwysg. One of a large family of 14 children, he was a pupil of Brecon County Intermediate School during which time he boarded in Brecon. On leaving school he became a cashier at the United Counties Bank, Brecon (now Barclays), and later in Bristol, where he was in 1915. Whilst working in Brecon he lived at 96, The Struet and was a member of Brecon Golf Club and Sports Club.

Mozart joined the army in 1916, initially as a gunner with the RGA. He went to France in February 1917 and was commissioned in August of that year. He died unexpectedly after showing signs of recovery from wounds suffered in his first action at Cambrai, France on March 21st, 1918. He died in the UK.

Private Walter Jones

Wellington Regiment, NZEF, service no. 10/396

Died on May 8th, 1915, aged 22

Buried at Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Helles, Gallipoli

Peninsula, Turkey

Walter was born in Crickhowell in 1893 the son of John and Caroline Jones. In 1901 the family are living at 2, Penydre, Crickhowell where Walter's father is shown as a gardener (domestic). Walter attended Brecon County School during the 1900s but by 1911 John is farming at Gelli Ffanw, Llanbedr and the 17 year old Walter is working on the farm.

Walter later emigrated to New Zealand and subsequently enlisted in the New Zealand armed forces. He was part of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force that took part in the Gallipoli campaign.

The Twelve Tree Copse cemetery commemorates NZ soldiers who died in the Second Battle of Krithia.