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Jones, Trevor Isaac

Date of death:
September 22nd, 1944
Buried on:
Commonwealth War Cemetery Valkenswaard
Plot: II. Row: F. Grave: 18.
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Trevor Isaac Jones was the son to Llewelyn Jones and Mary Hannah Jones and was married to Edith Jones. He served with 1/5th Battalion, Welch Regiment.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergeant
Unit:
No. 10 Platoon, B Company, 1/5th Battalion Welch Regiment, 53rd (Welsh) Division, Royal Army (No. 10 Platoon, B Company, 1/5th Battalion Welch Regiment, 53rd (Welsh) Division, Royal Army)
Awarded on:
December 21st, 1944
Action:
Recommendation:
"On Aug 16th, 1944, near BAFOUR, Sjt JONES was commanding No. 10 Pl of "B" Company which was the left forward Coy in a Bn attack on objectives near the railway.His Coy had to cross open cornfields under fire from MG's at close range and also an 88mm gun.Considerable casualties were caused by thes and in addition by booby traps set in the corn. Undeterred, he led on his diminished platoon until he encountered enemy positions at close quarters. He then ran on alone and killed or wounded all the occupants of at least two Spandau and rifle posts.
His action enabled the advance of the remainder of his Coy to continue but again on encountering enemy posts on the objectives at close quarters Sjt JJONES repeated his performance alone, silencing another post.
Throughout the battle he continued to set a splendid example of courage and leadership and there is no doubt that his actions were in a great measure responsible for placing the Company on its objective."
Details:
Awarded posthumously.
LG 36850/5860.
WO 373/50/465.
Military Medal (MM)

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wilco Vermeer
  • - Second Supplement to The London Gazette of 19th December 1944, Issue 36850, dated 21st December 1944
    - Recommendation for Award for Jones, Trevor Isaac Rank: Sergeant
    - Commonwealth Wargraves Commission

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