The tale of the Llandrindod football star who served in war

Amateur full back Jeff Jones, who also played for Wales at amateur level in 1908 and 1910,

Three caps: (Llandrindod Wells) v Ireland 1908; v Ireland 1909; v Scotland 1910

Career: Llandrindod Wells 1904-06; Aston Villa 1906-07; Northern Nomads 1908-11; (also Llandrindod Wells 1910-11)

JEFFREY Jones enjoyed a successful football career, representing Wales at professional and amateur level.

He spent a season at Aston Villa in 1906-07.

Afterwards he became an engineer and lecturer before taking up medicine.

In 1914 he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps and posted missing in June 1918 during the Great War.

The following month, his father, who ran the Brynawel Hotel in Llandrindod, received a postcard from his son to say that he had been captured and was a prisoner of war in Germany.

After his release he worked in the medical profession until his death in Bridgend in 1976.

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