L. Jones

Tales of valour

Military Cross

On the night of 12 Apr 45 Lt Jones was commanding a tp in sp of a coy of 4 Welsh Regt. This force was responsible for the defence of the village of KNOCKE MR 053743; a very large front was thereby involved. An enemy patrol succeeded in penetrating the position, surrounding the house in which this offr and 15 OR were sleeping and took them prisoners. Lt Jones, in spite of having a pistol pointed at his back by a German Offr suddenly flung round, flinging the /german to the ground and with the help of an NCO killed him. Fire was immediately opened by the enemy. With remarkable coolness this offr mustered together every available man and putting himself at their head succeeded in driving out the enemy causing them to leave behind two dead and three wounded. Not only did he save his own Tp but was also entirely responsible for the relief of the Inf Coy HQ whom the enemy had surrounded and were in danger of annihilation.

The magnificent example that Lt Jones set, combined with the speed at which he acted averted what might well have been a disaster, and in addition prevented a number of our own tps being taken prisoner.

Recommended by: Lt.Col. A.R. Leakey, Comd 5 Royal Tank Regiment

Approved: General B.L. Montgomery, C in C 21 Army Group

MILITARY CROSS

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1939-45 STAR

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DEFENCE MEDAL

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FRANCE & GERMANY STAR

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INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, NORTH WEST FRONTIER 1937-39 BAR

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WAR MEDAL

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