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Date: 8 February 1918

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Aberystwyth Captain.
LOST WITH HIS SHIP.

Official intimation has been received that Captain Jones was lost with his ship which was sunk by enemy action about October 8th. He was the third son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jones, Cambrian-place, and spent forty-seven years of his life on sea. On his first voyage in 1871 he served under the late Captain John Clayton, Marine-terrace, in the

[photograph of D. Jones]
Captain D. H. JONES,
Morolwg, Buarth-road, Aberystwyth.
(Photo: Gyde and Pickford.)

schooner "John James." Several years afterwards he joined ships trading between England and South American ports, serving till 1891. In that year he joined the Isle of Anglesey Steamship Company of Liverpool, becoming a second mate in 1894, a first mate the following year, being given command of one of the Company's vessels in the same year and holding that position until the Company was wound up in 1909. He subsequently joined the Dunbar Moor Line (Runciman and Co.), of Newcastle, which he left to take command of the s.s. "Tyninghame" of the Manoravon Steamship Co., Cardiff. After seven years he took over the command of the s.s. "Greldon," which he held at the time of his death. He was a Freemason, being a member of the lodge at Maryport. During the forty-seven years spent on the sea Captain Jones had a very successful career. He leaves a widow and five children and also a sister and two brothers, with whom sympathy is felt.


Source:
'Aberystwyth Captain.' The Cambrian News and Welsh Farmers' Gazette. 8 Feb. 1918. 5.

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