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E.H. Jones is best known as the author of The Road to Endor , the classic account of a cunning escape in World War I . Jones joined the Indian Army as a private soldier and was commissioned just before he was taken prisoner by the Turks after the fall of Kut-el-Amara . He then survived a march of 700 miles to Yozgad , during which one in every seven of the prisoners died, and he was in captivity for three years before he and a comrade, feigning madness, were repatriated only a fortnight before the Armistice . The book was reprinted seventeen times and then ran into three editions.
He m. in 1913 Mair Olwen , the youngest daughter of Dr Griffith Evans of Brynkynallt , Bangor ( DWB , 235) .
Emyr Gwynne Jones, M.A., (1911-72), Bangor
Published date: 2001