Frederick Thomas Jones was the son of William Alfred and Harriett Hobson Jones of 15 Carolina Street, Bootle.
A report on his death appeared in the Bootle Times on the 19th October 1917 and in the Evening Express on the 18th October 1917. The photo that appeared in the Bootle Times report is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo.
   The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Jones, of 15, Carolina-street, Bootle, will learn with regret of the death in France of their second son, Gunner Fred T. Jones. He was seriously wounded in action on September 26th, and passed away about an hour after being admitted to hospital.
   Gunner F.T. Jones, R.G.A., was a member of the Territorial Force, and on mobilisation volunteered for active service abroad. He was 22 years of age, received his education at St.Mary's Schools, Bootle, and before the war was employed by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board. He has three brothers and a brother-in-law in the Army, two of whom are now in France.
   Captain A.H. Ball has written to deceased's father under date August 2nd:- It is with much sorrow I have to report that your son, Gunner F.T. Jones, of the 186th Siege Battery, died of wounds received on the 26th September. Everything possible was done to try and save his life, but it was hopeless from the first. He was the only one out of nine who was not killed outright, but he did not feel much pain as he was unconscious most of the time. Within five minutes from the time he was hit he was at the field dressing station and his wounds dressed.
   His place in the battery will be hard to fill, and it has been a nasty blow to the battery to lose these fellows who have done such good work with us.

Bootle Times 19th October 1917

His brother-in-law, Edgar Cheater, the husband of his sister Hannah Jones, also fell.
Notices in memory of both men appeared in the Bootle Times on the 27th September 1918.
JONES. - In loving memory of our dear son Fred, R.G.A., who died of wounds September 26th, 1917, in his 23rd year, and was buried at Westontre Churchyard, Belgium.
   Also Private Edgar Cheater, K.L.R., brother-in-law of the above, killed in action 21st August, 1918, aged 28 years.
   "Too dearly loved to be forgotten." - 15, Carolina-street, Bootle.
CHEATER. - August 21st, 1918, killed in action, aged 28 years, Edgar, K.L.R., the dearly loved husband of Hannah, nee Jones, and fourth son of Margaret and the late Robert R. Cheater, of Seaforth. Deeply regretted. - 15, Carolina-street, Bootle.