A telegram from the War department at Washington was received by E.A. Jones Tuesday, announcing that his son, William F. Jones, had been killed while in action at the front in France He was severely wounded July 20th and died the following day. Several weeks ago, Mr. Jones received a telegram stating that his son had been severely wounded and had heard nothing further until the message came Tuesday announcing his death.
Williams was just 22 years of age and was born and reared in Dunn. He enlisted in the army in January 1917 and sailed for France June 10th of the same year. He went to France with the first American troops and had been in service there for 13 months, being a corporal in Co. F of the 16th infantry, at the time of his death.
William was one of the first ones of the Dunn boys to give his life for his country on the battle fields of France. He was well known here where he was popular with his friends, who deeply sympathize with his father and other loved ones. He was a member of the First Baptist church and an excellent young man.