Elias Henry Jones

Biography of Elias Henry Jones

Elias Henry Jones graduated MA from the University of Glasgow in 1906. He was born on the 21st September, 1883 in Aberystwyth, the eldest son of the philosopher Sir Henry Jones and Annie Walker. He received his early education at Glasgow High School before enrolling at the University aged 17 to study for an arts degree. Whilst at Glasgow, Jones took classes in subjects such as Latin, Greek and Mathematics, and won first class certificates for his work in History and Mathematics. He was also awarded a prize for best Greek essay in the class of 1901-1902. He graduated MA in 1906.

After graduating Jones continued his studies at the University of Grenoble and Balliol College , Oxford , where he proceeded M.A. He was called to the Bar and passed the Indian Civil Service administrative grade examinations, allowing his to work in Burma where he remained until 1922.

During the First World War Lieutenant Elias Henry Jones served with the Indian Army of Reserve Officers, working as a private solider. He was taken prisoners by the Turks after the fall of Kut-el-Amara, and survived a march on 700 miles to Yozgad. Held captive for 3 years, he and a fellow comrade escaped two weeks before the Armistice. He survived the war and went on to recount his war experience in a book entitled The Road to Endor (1919). His entry on the Roll of Honour can be viewed here.

In 1922 Jones returned to Wales and settled in Bangor. An active advocate for international peace and Welsh education, he served as the editor of The Welsh Outlook from 1927 to 1933. He was appointed registrar of the University College of North Wales from 1933 to 1942.


Elias Henry Jones
Born 21 September 1883.
Died 22 December 1942.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: MA, 1906;
Occupation categories: Author
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2)
Record last updated: 6th Jun 2017

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