Griffith Jones

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: London Gray's Inn branch

Died: 24 April 1918


Griffith Vaughan Jones was born on 4 June 1894, the son of Evan William Jones, a bank worker, and his wife Kate Parry Jones. He was educated at City of London School. In September 1912, when he was 18 years old, he went to work for National Provincial Bank of England, where his father was head of the securities department at London City office. Jones started as an apprentice at London Gray's Inn branch. He completed his apprenticeship three years later, and was promoted to a clerkship at the same branch.


In the same month, October 1915, Jones joined the army, initially as a Private in the Inns of Court Officers Training Corps. He was later commissioned into the King's Shropshire Light Infantry. In March 1918 he was reported missing, and was later found to be a prisoner in Germany, wounded in both legs and his right arm but, it was said, 'making good progress'. Shortly afterwards, news came that he had died of his wounds. Second Lieutenant Griffith Jones died on 24 April 1918. He was 23 years old.


Griffith Jones is commemorated on a bank war memorial held at NatWest Group Archives.

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