JONES, Jon (F40)

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Jones, William John Philpin, 'Jon' (1913 - 1992) was a renowned cartoonist. He produced over 15,000 cartoons in his life, covering politics, current affairs and sport. He even produced cartoons about Raglan!!. His wife, Sylvia (1927 - 2009), was a writer, editor and publisher. Jon and Sylvia lived at Plum Tree Cottage, Rhiwlas, Raglan, and were buried in St Cadoc's Churchyard, plot F40.

Jon worked at the Sunday Pictorial, News Chronicle and Daily Mail for over 20 years. His best-known cartoon characters were 'The Two Types': a pair of army captains, devised by him while serving in the Desert Campaign. He also drew cartoons with a 'Raglan flavour'.

In 1966 Jones was one of the founder members of the British Cartoonists' Association, and the Cartoonists' Club of Great Britain voted him Topical and Sports Cartoonist of the Year.



WILLIAM JOHN PHILPIN JONES 'JON', Cartoonist, 17 Aug 1913 - 28 June 1992. Remembered with love, gratitude and great joy and his wife, SYLVIA, writer, editor and publisher, 21 July 1927 - 17 Aug 2009, dynamic, determined and successful. Much loved by all(F40)


Jon was born in Llandrindod Wells, Wales, on 17 August 1913, the son of John Jones, a bookmaker. He served in the Welsh Regiment during the Second World War, both on home service and later in North Africa. In September 1943 he was Assistant Military Landing Officer at Salerno in Italy (where Humphrey Lyttelton also landed), and in January 1944 had the same job at Anzio, where he stayed for four months. Jones drew all the time, as he later recalled, "You drew to escape. You drew for the very moment. You drew what was happening. This is how it is - now. So you drew it".

More information about Jon's life: [1]

Jon's Cartoons:

The 'Two Types' By Jon: Cartoons from the Second World War [2]


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  • burial record: no 35


  • B006.The amount your llew drinks, he's already bought The Ship, The Crown and The Beaufort Arms, by Jon (lived at Rhiwlas), Cartoon South Wales Argus. cartoon:
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  • R005 Raglan Castle

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