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Thomas Henry Jones (1887–1950)

A well-known figure in Donnybrook circles in the person of Mr. Thomas Henry Jones passed away after a short illness at his residence in Emerald St., Donnybrook on September 26 at the age of 63 years.

The late Mr. Jones was prominently associated with the railways for many years. He was born in Wales in 1887 and came to Australia about 1912 entering the service of the W.A.G.R. He was married shortly afterwards and his wife, four daughters and a son survive him.

The late Mr. Jones was posted to Donnybrook as a guard and soon became a familiar figure along the Preston line. Mr. Jones retired from the service of the W.A.G.R. in 1947, having a few years previously been transferred to Waverley. The late Mr. Jones was a prominent member of the U.A.O.D. in Donnybrook. 

The funeral took place on Thursday last in the Welsh Free Church portion of the Karrakatta cemetery, a Welsh service being conducted by Mr Samuels. Funeral arrangements were in the hands of Messrs. Donald J. Chipper and Son, in conjunction with Wm. Brittain and Son, Bunbury and Donnybrook.

The pall bearers were Messrs. T. V. Finch, J. Edwards, K. Rodan, J. and M. Robertson and M. Gamnow (representing the U.A.O.D. Donnybrook and Central branch).

Floral tributes were received from—His Loving Family; His Loving Wife and Son: Blodwen, Stan and Shirley; Gwen, Les, Roma and Noreen; Doreen, Ray and Myrtle; Mr. and Mrs. McClymont and family; Mr. and Mrs. Kirk and family (Fremantle); Mr. and Mrs. Robertson and family and Mal; E. M. Moore and family (Fremantle), Mr. and Mrs. J. Hood and family (Ryall's Mill); Mrs. Rodan, Betty and Ken; Mrs Noon and sons; Rev. and Mrs. Wilmot; Mr. and Mrs. Derepas and family (Perth); Mary Kenney; Mr. and Mrs. Coleman; Mr. and Mrs James Robertson; Mr. A. H. Convoy; Mr. and Mrs. W. Robertson; Margery, Harry and Los Lazarus (Fremantle); Mr. and Mrs. R. Davidson and family (Fremantle); Members of the Donnybrook Methodist Church and Ladies Guild; Donnybrook Druids Lodge; Staff of Kalyseoic (Fremantle).

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'Jones, Thomas Henry (1887–1950)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/jones-thomas-henry-34134/text42814, accessed 14 April 2024.

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1887
Wales

Death

26 September, 1950 (aged ~ 63)
Donnybrook, Western Australia, Australia

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