David Conway Jones was born at Bootle on the 29th April 1896 and was baptised at St.Jamesí R.C. Church, Bootle.
 
He was the only surviving son of David Jones and Mary Conway (nee McSweeney) who were married on the 5th January 1887 at St Mary's C.of E. Church, Bootle..
 
His mother was born in Kerry, Ireland and his father, who was a dock labourer, was born at Abergele, Wales.
 
David had four siblings - Veronica (b 1887), Emma Catherine (b 1889), Mary Elizabeth (b 1891) and William John (b 1894) - but Veronica and William died in childhood.
 
1891 Census - 10 Armstrong Street, Bootle - Parents David and Mary with daughter Emma C. David Jones was a mariner.
 
1901 Census - 15 Akenside Street, Bootle cum Linacre - Parents David and Mary with children Emma C and David C  
 
1911 Census - 15 Akenside Street, Bootle - Parents David and Mary with Emma and David - They had been married 24 years with 5 children born and 3 still alive.  
 
His sisters both married at St.Elizabeth' R.C. Church, Litherland. Mary Elizabeth married Henry Walton Ormesher in 1910 and Emma Catherine married Edward Thomas in 1913.
 
David Jones junior was a shop errand boy in 1911 but was an apprentice shipwright when he joined the Royal Naval Division on the 20th November 1914. He served with the Benbow Battalion from the 22nd February 1915. He was transferred to the Drake Battalion on the 12th June, whilst at the Dardanelles, and was serving with them when he was killed in action on the 15th July 1915.
 
The naval war graves roll records that he was "Buried in rear of Trench E.12b"
 
A report on his death appeared in the Evening Express on the 12th August 1915.
 
YOUNG BOOTLE HERO.
   Seaman Davis Jones, of the Drake Batt. (Royal Naval Division), who was, prior to the war, an apprentice at Messrs. Graysons, was killed in a recent action at Gallipoli. He was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Jones, of 16, Akenside-street, Bootle, and joined the Benbow Battalion in November, and had been at the Dardanelles since May. He was later transferred to the Drake Battalion. Seaman Jones was only 19 years of age.

Evening Express 12th August 1915

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His mother died just a few months after her son. His father died in 1934.
 
David's photograph was published in a commemorative booklet issued when the first part of the Bootle Roll of Honour was unveiled in 1916.
 
A memorial notice appeared in the Evening Express to mark the first anniversary of his death.
 
Newspaper (date) Evening Express (15-Jul-16) Anniversary Notice
Rank, Forename(s), Surname David Jones
Regiment, Regimental No, medals  
Cause and date of death, age Killed in Action 15-Jul-15 aged 19 years
Information contained in notice Only son of David and Mary Jones address 15 Akenside Street Bootle