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David McKelvie Jones I Mobile Mortgage Specialist I
TD Bank

Mortgage Specialist
TD Bank

Advisory Systems Engineer
EMC Corporation

Senior Manager-Wealth Management Treasury and Credit Operations
Royal Bank of Canada

Operating Engineer With CB Richard Ellis
Renton Technical College

Quality Technician
F and P manufacturing

Senior Mechanical Designer
ViaSat Inc.

Manager
Turner Gas Company

Strategic Account Manager
Honeywell International Inc

Underwriting Manager
The Chubb Corporation

Relationship Manager
NatWest

Vice President Operations-Global Private Banking
Barclay Spencer International Limited

Facilities Tech
The Sunshine House Inc

Senior Designer Draftsman
KRATOS DEFENSE & SECURITY SOLUTIONS, INC.

Financial Services Manager
BMO Financial Group

Underwriting Manager
Eastern Alliance Insurance Group

Poet and Performer
Little Red Studio

Mortgage Specialist
Royal Bank

Facilities Tech
Knowledge Learning Corporation

Soldier for Electronic Boards and Wiring
Honeywell International Inc

Process Maintenance
NGC Plc

Director
WDA and Ryder Cup Wales

Affiliations

Licensed Insurance and Wealth Advisor
Sun Life Financial Inc.

Founder
Contemporary Art Society for Wales

Member of the Casuals Pop Group
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Education



Camberwell School of Art


Economics
University of Ottawa

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Ireland | The War Poet Association

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Harold Monro (1879 – 1932) | The War Poet Association

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David Jones (1895 - 1974)


David Jones (1895 – 1974) | The War Poet Association

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David Jones (1895 - 1974)

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David Jones (1895 - 1974)
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David Jones was born in England on 1st November 1895 at Brockley, Kent.
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Jones became fascinated by, and drawn to, the symbolism of the Anglican 'high church' and would later 'go over' to Rome.
The young David Jones demonstrated a remarkable precocity towards the visual arts; such precocity, in fact, that he was enrolled at the Camberwell School of Art in south London at the age of only 14. Though exhibiting great promise, Jones was, in the summer of 1914, struggling to find a direction for both his young life and his art; a predicament that was solved for him, as it was for so many of his generation, by the coming of war.
Jones joined the newly formed London Welsh Battalion of the Royal Welch Fusiliers in January 1915 and, after a prolonged period of training, much hampered by a lack of equipment, finally embarked for France the following December. After a period in and out of the Line in the La Bassee sector, Jones marched south for the Somme in the summer of 1916. Here, he took part in the attack on Mametz Wood on the 10th/11th July, was wounded in the thigh and was subsequently returned to England to convalesce. On his eventual return to the Line, his unit had been moved to the Ypres salient. Jones would have taken part in the initial stages of the prolonged Passchendaele offensive, had he not been held back as part of the battalion's reserve 'nucleus'. He never saw action again. Suffering from trench fever, Jones was evacuated and saw out the rest of the war in Ireland. He was released from the army in the January of 1919, aged 23.
David Jones - poet, essayist, painter, engraver - died in 1974, having lived a long and prolific life. His masterpiece of the war, In Parenthesis was finally published in 1937. Subsequent works included The Anathemata (1952), Epoch and Artist (1959) and The Sleeping Lord and other Fragments (1974). Jones equalled his prolific textual output with that of his painting and engraving. Thirteen of his works are held by the Tate Gallery, including Aphrodite in Aulis (1940-1) and The Garden Enclosed (1924).
In Parenthesis is a 187 page poem of seven parts. It is a poem of allusive, syntactic and semantic complexity. Written long after the conclusion of the war, the poem recounts Jones' experiences from Embarkation to his being shot in the leg during the battle for Mametz Wood. In this 'writing' Jones renders a 'shape in words', an eclectic admixture of literary, historical and mythological 'data'. Heralded by T.S Eliot as a 'work of genius' In Parenthesis directly challenges - through form and content - our understanding of what makes a 'first world war poem'. As such, critics and anthologists often struggle to locate this work within the established canon of First World War poetry: Jones was a soldier and later a poet, but he was not, in any way, a 'soldier poet'. For Jones, the poetry is not in the 'pity'; rather, In Parenthesis enacts an epic vision of war as part of an historical continuum and seeks redemption in the common infantryman's ability to establish a strategy of survival - a 'folk-life' -even in the most harrowing of circumstance.
David Jones's unique vision of this war finds illustration in the following excerpt from In Parenthesis, where Private Ball experiences the terror of an 'incoming' artillery shell for the first time.
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David Jones: In Parenthesis. London: Faber & Faber. 1937 David Jones: The Anathemata. London: Faber & Faber. 1952 David Jones: The Sleeping Lord and other fragments. London: Faber & Faber. 1974 David Jones: Epoch & Artist. London: Faber & Faber. 1959
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Rupert Brooke (1887 – 1915) | The War Poet Association

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Arthur Graeme West (1891 – 1917) | The War Poet Association

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David Jones (1895 - 1974)

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