John Jones was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, in 1878, the son of John and Margaret Jones. He was married to Mary Elizabeth Jones (née Stephenson) on the 29th October 1900, and in 1915, they lived at 192, Limekiln Lane, Everton, Liverpool, Lancashire.
He served as a fireman in the Engineering Department on board the Lusitania and was killed when she was lost. His body was not recovered and identified afterwards.
Consequently, he is commemorated on the Mercantile Marine Memorial at Tower Hill, London. He was aged 37 years.
In August 1915, he was officially discharged from the last voyage of the Lusitania
and his widow, Mary, was paid the balance of wages owed to him, in respect of his service on board the
Lusitania from 17th April 1915, until 8th May, 24 hours after the vessel had gone down! In addition, The Liverpool and London War Risks Insurance Association Limited granted her a yearly pension to compensate her for the loss of her husband which amounted to £61-12s-1d. (£61.60½p.) which was payable at the rate of £5-2s-9d. (£5.14p.) per month.
Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1891 Census of England and Wales, 1901 Census of England and Wales, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Cunard Records, UniLiv. PR 13/24, PRO BT 334.