Edward (Ted) Jones was born at Liverpool. He was the son of John and Christina Jones of Alexandra Villa, Orrell Lane, Orrell Park & 4 St Catherines Road, Bootle 
 
A report on his death appeared in the Bootle Times on the 22nd and 29th December 1916 and in the Liverpool Echo on the 19th December 1916. His photo appeared in the report and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo.
 
BOOTLE SAPPER KILLED.
   The sympathy of a wide circle of friends will be extended to Mr. and Mrs. Jones, of Alexandra Villa, Orrell-lane, Aintree, and formerly of 4, St.Catherine's-road, Bootle, in the bereavement they have suffered by the death of their eldest son, Sapper Edward Jones, of the Royal Engineers, who was killed in action in France on December 3rd.
   Sapper Jones, who was 26 years of age, was educated at Christ Church Boys' School, Waterloo, and served his apprenticeship with Messrs. Rollo and Sons, Sandhills. Afterwards he was employed by Messrs. Harland and Wolff until the outbreak of war, when he was one of the first of those who joined the colours. He was drafted out to the front, and had been in France just twelve months to the day when he was killed. He was very popular with all who knew him, and his many friends in Bootle and Waterloo will sincerely regret the death of a young man before whom there seemed to be a career full of promise. They and the bereaved family have the consolation which is to be found in the assurance that Sapper Edward Jones died doing his duty.

Bootle Times 29th December 1916

 
After the war his parents moved to Plastirion Cottage, Glyndyfrdwy, Llangollen, Denbighshire, Wales.