Jones, Ernest Alfred Raymond Llewellyn (Bubbles)
Aircraftman 2nd Class
No. 654469, 77 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Killed in an aerodrome accident on Sunday 14 April 1940 (aged 19)
Beeston and Stapleford (Chilwell) Cemetery, Nottinghamshire, England
(Section A. 4. C. Grave 10)
Ernest Alfred Raymond Llewellyn (Bubbles) Jones was born on 3 August 1920 in Londonderry and he was a son of Ernest Alfred and Catherine Jones (nee McGarrigle) who lived at 96 Spencer Road, Londonderry. Ernest Alfred Jones Senior was a soldier when he and Catherine McGarrigle were married on 28 September 1917 in First Londonderry Presbyterian Church. In civilian life after the First World War, Ernest Alfred Jones worked as a painter and decorator and, when the Jones family moved to Bangor, they lived in Bingham Street. Ernest Alfred Raymond Llewellyn (Bubbles) Jones had two sisters whose names were Thelma and Joy.
From Bangor, the Jones family moved to Chilwell in Nottinghamshire and each year after Bubbles’s death they placed an In Memoriam notice in the County Down Spectator.
The 1941 notice contained the verse:
Though your smiles have gone forever,
And your voice we cannot hear,
We shall never lose sweet memories
Of the one we loved so dear.
The 1944 notice contained the verse:
We shed many a tear in silence,
We breathe many a sigh of regret,
For he is still ours to remember,
Though the rest of the world forget.
Aircraftman 2nd Class Ernest Alfred Raymond Llewellyn (Bubbles) Jones (No. 654469) was stationed at RAF Snitterfield in Warwickshire and he died in an aerodrome accident on 14 April 1940. His death was registered in Buckrose, Yorkshire and he was buried in Beeston and Stapleford (Chilwell) Cemetery, Nottinghamshire.
His mother Catherine died on 4 October 1964 (aged 68) and was buried in the same grave as her son.