WB Jones

William Benjamin Jones

Name: JONES William Benjamin

Date of Birth: 2 January 1877

Birth Location: Islington, London, England

Also Known As: Ben

Age at Burial: 50 years

Date of Death: 11 June 1927

Death Location: Muradup, Kojonup Shire, Western Australia

Date of Burial: 13 June 1927

Denomination: Seventh Day Adventist – Buried in Anglican B Section

Row/Grave: Row 4 / Grave 51

Grave Transcription: Unmarked

CDCP Grave Marker: Grave marker with plaque placed by CDCP volunteers,  5 April 2023 (image below)

Father: Richard Jones baptised: 12 July 1837 Died: 1877 Middlesex England.

Mother: Ann Budd born: 1846 Died: 1913

Grandfather (Father): John Jones

Grandmother (Father): Margaret Jones

Grandfather (Mother): Benjamin Budd

Grandmother (Mother): Jane Rosa


Spouse: Emma G Coates born: 1883 England. Died: 28 September 1979 Buried Karrakatta Cemetery.


Ivy Doris Jones born: 1904 Middlesex, England.  Died: 1. Married 1924 Clement Lang. 2. Married 1929 William Charles McQueen.

Gwyndoline Jones born: 1906 Bowes Park Middlesex, England. Died: 7 November 1998 Buried Fremantle Cemetery. Married 1933 Wilfred Hepworth Pollitt.

John William Morris Jones born: 13 June 1914 Blackwood District, Western Australia. Died: 8 June 2004 Buried Karrakatta Cemetery. Married 1936 Faith Juanita Cooper.

Ernest Richard Jones born: 11 March 1924 Yilgarn Shire W.A. Died: 16 September 1979 Buried Bunbury Lawn Cemetery Section B Grave 256. Married 1949 Ronda Grace Dickson.

Occupation: Royal Navy and Fettler for WAGR.

Military Service: Enlisted in the Navy in Singapore at an early age.

First Class Petty Officer Royal Navy. 1 st Ship – Impregnable. Last Ship – Wildfire.

Their Story

Trove Article – Track Runner’s Death

Track Runner’s Death. On Sunday morning last a railway length runner, Ben Jones, of Boyup Brook, was found dead near the railway line at Muradup bank. Deceased was making his return trip to Boyup Brook when evidently fearing a heart attack he pulled his trike off the track, and died shortly afterwards, his body being found a few hours later by ganger Seymour. The body was conveyed to Kojonup, where the coroner gave a certificate for burial. Death was evidently due to heart failure.


Trove Article – Obituary WB Jones

JONES— On June 11, 1927 (suddenly), at Murradup, William Benjamin, beloved husband of Emma Jones, and loving father of Ivy, Gwyn, John, and Ernie, of Capel, age 50 years. In the midst of life we are in death.


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WB Jones & Family
WB Jones new grave
William Benjamin Jones - Plaque
William Benjamin Jones - Marker