John Lindsay Lee-Jones

John (Jack) Lindsay Lee-Jones was baptised at St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church, Ormskirk, on 25th June 1893. He was the son of Thomas Thorp Lee-Jones, a Clerk in Holy Orders, and his second wife, Elisa May Scowcroft. His father held the position of Headmaster at Ormskirk Grammar School, and then at  Guisborough, before he was appointed vicar of Daresbury in 1905.

In the census of 1911 he is recorded as a boarder at Repton Public School, Burton on Trent.

During the First World War, John served as a Captain in the King’s Liverpool Regiment. By the time the war was over his father had died, and his mother and sister were living at Ivy Cottage in Moore, and it was here that he, and his wife, hosted the wedding reception for his sister Elsie Mona and Walter Scott Adams, in 1932.

He had been married in London, in 1920, to Winifred Ellen Swinford Ellis, the sister of Charles Swinford Ellis, a fellow Captain in the King’s Liverpool Regiment. They had two daughters, June and Lindsay (Rosemary?). John Lindsay Lee-Jones died in Surrey in 1974.

Recently we have been contacted by his grandson who is very proud of his grandfather and asked us if we’d like to include these photographs. This is what he writes about him –
“In the 1960’s when I was a small boy, he used to mention his
childhood in Daresbury. I was captivated also by tales of his
exploits in WW1 – although he was reluctant to give me too much
detail and I realise now the horrors he must have experienced.
He was a Captain the the 9th Kings Liverpool Regiment and was the
officer in command of three tanks. These were the 7th, 8th and 9th
tanks ever put into service.”
Jack Lee Jones (seated on left)