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Posted: 20.04.17

Christ College Remembers . . . Lieutenant Titho Glynne Jones

REMEMBRANCE DISPATCH NO. 29 COMMEMORATES LIEUTENANT TITHO GLYNNE JONES (SCHOOL HOUSE 1897-1905) WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION ON 20TH APRIL 1917.

Titho Glynne Jones was the son of E O Jones, a notable Welsh scholar, former master at Christ College (1889-1891) and Vicar of Llanidloes. He joined School House in 1897,

gaining academic distinction and prizes in the annual Speech Days. He was also selected for the 1st XV and was made a House Prefect.

With a career in law in mind, he left school in 1905 and joined the firm of Old Breconian solicitor and former Association Football International, W P Owen (Christ College 1879-1880). He emigrated to British Columbia in Canada to establish his own practice.

He was visiting England when war was declared and immediately enlisted as a Private in the 9th (County of London) Battalion. He arrived in France in early November 1914 and, commissioned into the 1/7th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, he was sent for training at Cambridge.

In July 1915 the Battalion sailed for Suvla Bay to join the Gallipoli operation. When the disastrous campaign failed in December 1915 the 1/7th were evacuated and sent to Egypt to join the Egyptian Expeditionary Force. T G Jones was promoted to Lieutenant in July 1916. He was wounded during the second Battle of Gaza in April of 1917 and died of his wounds on 20th April.

Lieutenant Titho Glynne Jones is buried in the Gaza War Cemetery. As well as on the Christ College War Memorial, he is remembered on the Llanidloes War Memorial. He also commemorated in a memorial window in Llanidloes Church, with his younger brother, Second Lieutenant R.H. Jones also of the 1/7th Royal Fusiliers, who was killed at Suvla Bay on 10th August 1915.

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