- 1905-1982 (accumulated [c.1939]-1982) (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
Name of creator
Gus Jones (Alderman Gustavus Charles Edward Jones), a Montgomeryshire public figure, was born in Welshpool in 1912, the son of a policeman. He joined the clerical staff of the Montgomeryshire County Council from school. During the Second World War, he served in the Royal Corps of Signals.
Back in civilian life, Gus Jones played an active part in local government, being elected to the Montgomeryshire and Powys County Councils and the Welshpool Borough and Town Councils. He was mayor of Welshpool for two years, 1965-1967, and represented Welshpool's Castle Ward on Powys County Council.
Gus Jones was also the Welshpool Borough Council appointed trustee to the T. J. Evans Trust Charity, as well as serving on the managing bodies of Oldford Infants' School and Ysgol Maesydre, including as chair at Oldford. He was also probably a county council appointed governor of Welshpool High School. He also served as Welshpool Town Council's representative to the Offa's Dyke Joint Liaison Committee.
In addition, Gus Jones served on various other bodies, including the Royal British Legion and the Welshpool Victoria Hospital League of Friends. He held various offices within the British Legion at branch (Welshpool) and county (Montgomeryshire) level, including branch secretary, county secretary and president, and chairman of the local house (William Ainge Court) committee. In 1962, he was awarded the gold medal, the Legion's highest honour. He was chair of the hospital League of Friends until 1979, and then president. In 1947 he had been 'pilot' of the Welshpool branch of Toc H.
Gus Jones was a member of the local Anglican church, and took an interest in the religious life of the community in general. He died in 1988, aged 75.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Virtua system control number
GEAC system control number
Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
- Jones, Gus 1912-1988 (Creator)
Genre access points
Description control area
Rules and/or conventions used
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion