Jones, Samuel Philip

Regimental Number: 452649
Rank: Private
Branch: 58th Battalion

Samuel was born in Bolton, Lancashire, England on November 16, 1891. He came to Canada as a young man and worked on a farm in Ontario. In July of 1915, Samuel enlisted in the Canadian army in Toronto. During his time overseas, he met and married Rosa Wynn Jack in Scotland. After the war they returned to Canada and came west to McLennan, where Samuel worked as a watchman with the Edmonton, Dunvegan, and B.C. Railroad. In 1929 he was promoted to engineer, a position he held until he retired in 1956. Samuel and Rosa had six children. Rosa died in McLennan in 1928, and in 1945 Samuel married Anna Reymer. They lived in McLennan until Samuel’s retirement, at which time they moved to Okanagan Falls, BC. Samuel died in December of 1966.

Sources: Trails and Rails North, p. 44, 235