William Jones was the only son of Mr W and Mrs Mercy Jones of 75 Downing Road, Bootle.
 
A report on his death appeared in the Bootle Times on the 20th October 1916. His photo appeared in the report and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo.
 
KILLED AT FESTUBERT.
FATE OF MISSING BOOTLE KINGSMAN.
   During a charge at Festubert on the night of May 15th, 1915, Private W. Jones, K.L.R., was seen to fall wounded. Nothing more was heard of him, and he was posted as wounded and missing, although it was hoped that he might have been taken prisoner by the Germans. Now, however, official intimation has been received that he was killed in action. Private W. Jones was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Jones, 75, Downing-road, Bootle, and was only 18 years of age. He was educated at Bedford-road Schools, and afterwards entered the employment of Messrs. W.H. Johnson and Sons, timber merchants, Stanley-road. He joined the King's Liverpool Regiment about five days after the outbreak of war. At one time he was connected with the Boy Scouts and Boys' Brigade, and was very popular with many friends. Deep sympathy will be felt with Mr. and Mrs. Jones in the loss of their only son.

Bootle Times 20th October 1916

 
A death notice appeared in the Evening Express
 
Newspaper (date) Evening Express (09-Oct-16)
Rank, Forename(s), Surname Private W Jones
Regiment, Regimental No, medals Kings Liverpool Regiment
Cause and date of death, age Killed in Action aged 18 years
Information contained in notice Son of W H and Mercy Jones address 75 Downing Road Bootle