JACKA, Albert. (reg No. 623).
Lance-Corporal. 14th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. (Victoria).
London Gazetted on 24th July, 1915.
VC Medal's Custodian is the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia.
Born on 10th January, 1893 at Winchelsea, Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
Died on 17th January, 1932 at Melbourne, Australia.
Memorial on grave at St Kilda Cemetery, Melbourne, Australia and on the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia.
Digest of Citation reads: if
On 19th/20th May 1915 at Courtney's Post, Gallipoli, Lance-Corporal Jacka, while holding a portion of our trench with four other men, was heavily attacked. When all except himself were killed or wounded, and the trench was rushed and occupied by seven Turks, Lance-Corporal Jacka most gallantly attacked them single-handed, killing the whole party, five by a rifle and two with the bayonet.
Additional information:. Captain Jacka also held the Military Cross (MC) and Bar.
He was the first person born in Australia who, while serving with the Australian Army, to be awarded the Victoria Cross.

JACKMAN, James Joseph Bernard. (reg No. 624).
Captain. Royal Northumberland Fusiliers.
London Gazetted on 31st March, 1942.
Born on 19th March, 1916 at Dublin, Ireland.
Died on 26th November, 1941 at El Duda, Tobruk, Libya , North Africa. (killed in action) .
Memorial on grave at Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 25th November, 1941 at Tobruk, Libya the assault on El Duda Ridge was being slowed down by fierce enemy fire from anti-tank guns and Captain Jackman as calmly as though on manoeuvres, led his machine-gun company to ease the situation on the right flank of our tanks. Then, standing up in his vehicle, he led the trucks across the front between the tanks and got them into action on the left flank. His coolness and complete disregard of danger not only inspired his own men but also the tank crews. He was killed in action the following day.

JACKSON, Harold. (reg No. 625).
Sergeant. 7th ( Service ) Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment.
London Gazetted on 8th May 1918.
Born on 2nd June, 1892 at Kirton, Boston, Lincolnshire.
Died on 24th August, 1918 at Flers, France.
Memorial in burial ground at Glas Lane,Flers, France. Also on Kirton War Memorial, Boston, Lincolnshire and Wood Green, London.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 22nd March, 1918 at Hermies, France, Sergeant Jackson Volunteered and went through the hostile barrage and brought back valuable information regarding the enemy's movements. Later, when the enemy had established themselves in our line, the sergeant single-handed bombed them out into the open. Again single-handed he stalked an enemy machine gun, threw Mills bombs at the detachments and put the gun out of action. On a subsequent occasion when all his officers had become casualties he led his company to the attack, withdrawing them successfully when ordered to do so. He repeatedly went out under fire and carried in wounded.

JACKSON, Norman Cyril (Reg. No.626)
Sergeant (later Warrant Officer) 106 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
London Gazetted on 26th October 1945.
Born on: 8th April 1919 at Ealing, London.
Died on: 26th March 1944 at Hampton Hill, Middlesex.
Memorial: Twickenham Cemetery, Middlesex.
Digest of Citation reads:
on 26 April 1944 after bombing Schweinfort, Germany, the Lancaster in which Gergeant Jackson was flight engineer was hit by an enemy fighter and fire broke out. Having asked permission to try to deal with it , Sergeant Jackson clipped on his parachute and, with a fire extinguisher, climbed on to the fuselage of the aircraft which was travelling at 200 mph at 20,000 feet. He tried to put out the fire, but his parachute partly opened and he slipped on to the wing. The fire spread and he was badly burned, then he was swept from the wing with his partly inflated, burning parachute trailing behind him. He landed heavily, breaking an ankle, and was taken prisoner.

JACKSON, Thomas Norman. (reg No. 627).
Lance-Corporal. 1st Battalion. Coldstream Guards.
London Gazetted on 27th November, 1918.
VC Medal's Custodian is the Guards Regimental HQ.
Born on 11th February 1897 at Swindon, Yorkshire.
Died on 27th September, 1918 at Greencourt, France. (killed in action).
Memorial on grave at Sanders Keep Military Cemetery, France.
Digest of Citation reads:.
On 27th September, 1918 at the Canal du Nord, near Graincourt, France, Lance-Corporal Jackson was the first to volunteer to follow his company Commander * across the canal in his rush against an enemy machine-gun post. With two comrades he followed his officer, rushed the post and captured two machine-guns. Later in the morning Corporal Jackson was the first to jump into a German trench which his platoon had to clear, but almost immediately he was killed. Throughout the day this NCO showed the greatest valour.
* See C H FRISBY (reg No. 431) .


JACKSON, William. (reg No. 628).
Private. 17th (New South Wales) Battalion, Australian Imperial Force.
London Gazetted on 9th September, 1916.
Born 13th September, 1897 at Gimbar, New South Wales, Australia.
Died on 4th August 1959 at Melbourne, Australia.
Memorial after Cremation at Spring Vale Crematorium, Melbourne and on Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia.
Digest of Citation reads:.
On 25th/26th June, 1916 near Armentieres, France, returning from a successful raid, several members of the raiding party was seriously wounded. Private Jackson got back safely and after handing over a prisoner had brought in, immediately went out again under very heavy fire and helped to bring in a wounded man. He then went out again with a sergeant, to bring in another wounded man when his arm was blown off by a shell and the sergeant rendered unconscious. Private Jackson then returned for assistance and went out again to look for his wounded comrades.

JAMES, Frederick Humphrey. (See Reg. No 1297----WHIRLPOOL.)

JAMES, Herbert (reg No. 629).
Second Lieutenant. 4th Battalion. Worcestershire Regiment
London Gazetted on 1st September 1915.
Born on 30th November 1888 at Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Died on 15th August 1858 at Kensington, London.
Memorial not known.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 28th June, 1915 in the southern zone, Gallipoli, when the advance of part of the regiment had been checked, Second Lieutenant James, from a neighbouring unit, gathered together a body of men and led them forward under heavy fire. He then returned, organised a second party and again advanced, putting fresh life into the attack. On 3rd July he led a party of bomb throwers up a Turkish communication trench and when all his party had been killed or wounded, he remained alone, under murderous fire and kept back the enemy until the barrier had been built behind him and the trend secured.

JAMES, Manley Angell. (reg No. 630).
Captain. 8th Service Battalion. Gloucestershire Regiment.
London Gazetted on 28th June, 1918.
Born on 12th July, 1896 at Odiham, Hampshire.
Died on 23rd September, 1975 at Bristol.
Memorial not known.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 21st March, 1918 near Velu Wood, France, Captain James led his company, capturing 27 prisoners and two machine-guns. Although wounded, he refused to leave his company and repulsed three enemy assaults next day. Two days later the enemy having broken through, he made a determined stand, inflicting heavy losses and gaining valuable time for the withdrawal of the guns. After holding out to the last to enable the Brigade to be extricated, he led his company forward in a local counter-attack, being again wounded. He was last seen working a machine-gun single-handed, was wounded a third time and eventually taken prisoner.

JAMIESON, David Auldgo (Reg. No.631)
Captain (later Major) The Royal Norfolk Regiment.
London Gazetted on 26th October 1944.
Born on: 1st October 1920 at Thornham Nr. King's Lynn, Norfolk.
Died on: 5th May 2001
Memorial: Not yet Known.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 7/8 August 1944 south of Grimbosq, Normandy, Captain Jamieson was in command of a company which established a bridgehead over the River Orne. The enemy made seven counter-attacks on the company's position. but throughout 36 hours of bitter and close fighting Captain Jamieson showed superb qualities of leadership and great personal bravery. There were times when the situation appeared hopeless but on each occasion it was restored by his coolness and determination. He personally was largely responsible for holding the bridgehead over the river and although wounded twice he refused to be evacuated.
Additional Information: At the time of this action Capt. Jamieson was only 23 years old.
John Laffin, in his book, British VCs of World War 2, says that the image of Jamieson standing amid the carnage that he and his men had inflicted on the tanks of the Germans is one of the most abiding of the war.


JARRATT. George. (reg No. 632).
Corporal. 8th Battalion. Royal Fusilier.
London Gazetted on 8th June 1917.
Born on 22nd July, 1891 at Kennington, Surrey.
Died on 3rd May, 1917 at Pelves, France. (died from grenade wounds).
Remembered on Arras War Memorial, France.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 3rd May 1917, near Pelves, France, Corporal Jarrett had, together with some wounded men, had been taken prisoner and placed under guard in a dug out. The same evening the enemy were driven back by our troops and the leading infantry started to bomb the dug-outs. A grenade fell into the dug-out containing the wounded and without hesitation Corporal Jarrett placed both feet on it. The subsequent explosion blew off both his legs. The remaining wounded were safely removed later back to Allied lines. However, Corporal Jarrett died before he could be removed.

JARRETT, Hanson Chambers Taylor. (reg No. 633).
Lieutenant. 26th Bengal Native Infantry.
London Gazetted on 18th June, 1859.
Born on 2nd March, 1837 at Madras, India.
Died on 11th April 1890 at his home in India.
Memorial not known.
Digest of Citation reads:
On the 14th October, 1858 at the village of Baroun, India, where approximately 70 sepoys were defending themselves in a brick building, the only approach to which was up a very narrow street, Lieutenant Jarrett called on the men of his regiment to follow him, and backed up by four men, he made a dash at the narrow entrance. He was met by a very heavy fire, but pushed his way up to the wall of the House and beating away the bayonets of the rebels with his sword, forced his way in.
Additional information:. He later attained a rank of Colonel.

JARVIS, Charles Alfred. (Reg No. 634).
Lance-Corporal. 57th Field Company Royal Engineers.
London Gazetted on 16th November, 1914.
Born on 29th March 1881 at Fraserburgh, Scotland.
Died on the 19th November, 1948 at Dundee, Scotland.
Memorial on grave at Cupar Cemetery, Fife, Scotland.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 23rd August 1914 and Jernappse, Belgium, Lance-Corporal Jarvis worked for one on a half hours under heavy fire, in full view of the enemy until he had succeeded in firing charges for the demolition of a bridge.

JEE, Joseph. (reg No. 635).
Surgeon. 78th Regiment *
London Gazetted on 8th November, 1860.
Born on 9th February 1819 at Hartshill, Atherstone, Warwickshire.
Died on 17th March 1899 at Queniborough, Leicestershire.
Memorial not known.
Digest of Citation reads:
On the 25th of September 1857, at the relief of Lucknow, India, Surgeon Jee attended to a large number of men wounded in the charge, getting them removed on cots and on the backs of their comrades, until he had found the dhooly bearers,, who had fled. Later, when trying to reach the Residency with the casualties, he was besieged and forced to remain in the Mote Mehal all night. Next day, under heavy fire, he continued to attend to the wounded and eventually succeeded in taking many of them through heavy crossfire safely into the Residency, although repeatedly warned not to make the attempt.
Additional information:. Deputy Surgeon General Jee was made a Companion (of the Order) of the Bath. (CB). He was Deputy Inspector General of Hospitals in 1868 and served as the Honorary Surgeon to Queen Victoria in 1899.
* Seaforth Highlanders (Duke of Albany's Ross-shire Buffs).

JEFFERSON, Francis Arthur. (reg No. 636).
Fusilier. Second Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.
London Gazetted on 13th July 1944.
Born on 18th August 1921 at Ulverston, Lancashire.
Died on the 4th of September 1982 at Bolton, Lancashire.
Memorial not known.
Digest of Citation reads:.
On 16th May 1944 during an attack on the Gustav Line, Monte Casino, Italy, the leading company of Fusilier Jefferson's Battalion had to dig in without protection. The enemy counter attacked, opening fire at short range, and Fusilier Jefferson, on his own initiative, seized a Piat gun and, running forward under a hail of bullets, fired on the leading tank. It burst into flames and all the crew were killed. The Fusilier then reloaded and went towards a second tank which withdrew before he could get within range. By this time our own tanks had arrived and the enemy counter-attack was smashed.

JEFFRIES, Clarence Smith. (reg No. 637).
Captain. 34th Battalion. (New South Wales). Australian Imperial Force.
London Gazetted on 18th December, 1917.
Born on 26th October, 1894 at Wallsend, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.
Killed in action on 12th October 1917 at Passchendaele, Belgium.
Memorial at grave in Tyne Cot Cemetery, Passchendaele, Belgium under on the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia.
Digest of Citation reads:.
On 12th October 1917 at Passchendaele, Belgium, with a party of men he had organised, Captain Jeffries rushed a machine-gun emplacement, capturing four machine-guns and 35 prisoners. He then led his company forward under a extremely heavy artillery barrage and enfilading machine-gun fire to the objective. Later, he again organised a successful attack on a machine-gun position, capturing two machine guns and 30 more presents. He was killed during the second attack.

JENNINGS, Edward. (reg No. 638).
Rough-Rider. Bengal Artillery.
London Gazetted on 24th December, 1858.
Born in 1815 at Ballinrobe, County Mayo, Ireland.
Died on 10th May 1889 at North Shields, Northumberland.
Memorial on grave at Preston Cemetery, North Shields.
Digest of Citation reads:.
During the whole of the period from the 14th to 22nd November 1857, at the relief of Lucknow, India, Rough- Rider Jennings acted with conspicuous gallantry.
Additional information:. Rough-Rider Jennings was elected for the Victoria Cross by the Regiment.

JENSEN, Jorgan Christian. (reg No. 639).
Private. 50th Battalion (South Australia). Australian Imperial Force.
London Gazetted on 8th June 1917.
VC Medal's Custodian is the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia.
Born on the 15th and January 1891 at Logstor, Aalborg, Denmark.
Died on 31st May 1922 at Adelaide, Australia.
Memorial on grave at Australian Imperial forces Cemetery, Adelaide and on the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia.
Digest of Citation reads:.
On the 2nd April 1917 at Noreuil, France, Private Jensen, with five comrades, attacked a barricade behind which were about 45 of the enemy and a machine gun. One of the party shot the gunner and Private Jensen rushed the post and threw in a bomb. Then, with a bomb in each hand, he threatened the rest and made them surrender. He sent one of his prisoners to another group of the enemy, ordering them to surrender, which they did, but our troops began firing on them, whereupon Private Jensen, regardless of danger, stood on the barricade waving his helmet, and the firing stopped. He then sent his prisoners back to our lines.

JEROME, Henry Edward. (reg No. 640).
Captain. 86th Regiment. *
London Gazetted on 11th November 1859.
Born on 2nd February 1830 in Antigua, West Indies.
Died on 25th February 1901* at Bath, Somerset.
Memorial on grave at Lansdown Cemetery, Bath, Somerset.
Digest of Citation reads:.
On 3rd April 1858 at Jhansi, India, Captain Jerome, with the assistance of Private James Byrne (reg No. 162) removed under very heavy fire a Lieutenant Sewell of the 86th Regiment who was severely wounded, at a very exposed point of the attack upon the Fort. He also displayed great gallantry at the capture of the Fort of Chandairee, the storming of Jhansi and in action with a superior rebel force at Jumna on 28th May, when he was severely wounded.
* Royal Irish Rifles.
Additional information:. Major-General Jerome's son claims he died from the shock on hearing of his regiment's surrender toi ther Boers.. According to the son, his father was not a popular man, in the Army, as he tended to tell people what he thought.
Henry Jerome married Inez Temple Frances Cowper in London. She was the daughter of H.M. Consul General in Havana, Henry Augustine Cowper. They had one son, Lucien Joseph Jerome who became His Britanic Majesties Consul General in Ecuador(1913).He also became H.B.M. Con-Gen. in Seville at a later date.

JERRARD, Alan. (reg No. 641)
Lieutenant. 66 Squadron. Royal Flying Corps *.
London Gazetted on 1st May, 1918.
Born on 3rd December, 1897 at Lewisham, London.
Died on 14th May, 1968 at Lyme Regis, Dorset
His ashes are interred at Hillingdon, Uxbridge.
VCs Medal's Custodian is the RAF Museum, Hendon, London.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 30th March 1918 near Mansue, Italy, Lieutenant Jerrard, with two other officers during an offensive patrol, shot down one of five enemy aircraft. Then flying at 50 feet he attacked an aerodrome where approximately 19 machines were either landing or attempting to take off. He destroyed one of these, after which, he was attacked by more enemy aircraft but, seeing a fellow officer in difficulties, went to assist him, destroying a third enemy machine, then continued his attacks, retreating only when five enemy machines pursued him, on orders from the patrol leader. Even then he repeatedly turned to beat off the enemy until he was finally forced down.
* later to become the Royal Air Force on 1st April 1918.
Additional information:. He attained the rank of Flight Lieutenant.

JOHNSON, Dudley Graham. (reg No. 642).
Lieutenant Colonel. South Wales Borderers. Commanding 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment.
London Gazetted on 6th January, 1919.
Born on 30th February 1884 at Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire.
Died on the 21st December, 1975 at Fleet, Hampshire.
Memorials in the church and churchyard at Church Crookham, Hampshire and in Havard Chapel, Brecon Cathedral, Brecon, Wales. Also a tribute in the form of the General Johnson Homes, Guildford, Surrey.
Digestion of Citation reads:
On 4th November, 1918 at Sambre Canal, France the 2nd Infantry Brigade, to which the second Battalion of the Royal Sussex Regiment formed part, was ordered to cross by the locks south of Catillon. The position was strong and the assaulting and bridging parties were halted on arrival at the waterway 100 yards from the Canal by a heavy barrage. At this point Lieutenant Colonel Johnson arrived and personally led an assault but heavy fire again broke up the attack. He reorganised the assaulting and bridging parties and this time effected a crossing but the success of this dangerous operation was entirely due to his splendid leadership..
Additional information:. Major-General Johnson was a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB). He held the Distinguished Service Order and Bar (DSO) and the Military Cross (MC).
From 1928-32 he commanded the 2nd Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment; Commanding the 12th (Secunderabad) Infantry Brigade from 1933-36; from 1938-1940 he commanded the Fourth Division, which followed by becoming a the General Officer Commanding Aldershot in 1940. He became the Colonel of the South Wales Borderers 1944-49.

JOHNSON, Frederick Henry. (reg No. 643).
Second Lieutenant. 73rd Field Company. Royal Engineers.
London Gazetted on 18th November 1915.
Born on 15th August, 1890 at Streatham, London.
Died of wounds on 26th November, 1917 in France
Memorial on Cambrai Memorial, France.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 25th September, 1915 during the attack on Hill 70, Second Lieutenant Johnson was with a section of his company, and although wounded in the leg, he stuck to his duty throughout the attack, led several charges on the German Redoubt, and at a very critical time, under heavy fire, repeatedly rallied the men who were near to him. By a splendid example and cool courage he was mainly instrumental in saving the situation and in establishing firmly this part of the position which had been taken. He remained at his post until relieved.
Additional information: He attained the rank of Major

JOHNSON, James. (reg No. 644).
Second Lieutenant. 2nd Battalion. Northumberland Fusiliers whilst attached to 36 Battalion.
London Gazetted on 26th December, 1918.
Born on 31st December 1889 at Widdrington, Northumberland.
Died on 23rd March 1943 at Plymouth, Devon.
Memorial not known.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 14th October, 1918 to the south-west of Wez Macquart, France, during operations by strong patrols, Second Lieutenant Johnson repelled frequent counter-attacks. For six hours, under extremely heavy fire, he continued to repulse the enemy. When, at length, he was given the order to retire he was the last person to leave the advanced position. As he did so he carried a wounded soldier. Three times this officer returned to the position and brought in badly wounded men under intense enemy machine-gun fire.

JOHNSON, William Henry. (reg No. 645).
Sergeant. 1st/5th Battalion. Sherwood Foresters *
London Gazetted on 14th December, 1918.
VC Medal's Custodian is the Sherwood Forester's Museum, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham.
Born 15th October 1890 at Worksop, Nottinghamshire.
Died on 25th April 1945 at Arnold, Nottingham.
Memorial not known.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 3rd October 1918 at Ramicourt, France, when his platoon was held up by a nest of machine guns firing at very close range, Sergeant Johnson made his way forward under heavy fire and single-handed charged the post, bayoneting several of the gunners and capturing two of the guns. During the attack he was severely wounded by a bomb, but continued to lead his men forward. Shortly afterwards the line was again held up by machine guns and once more, single-handed, the sergeant attacked the post, bombing the garrison, putting the guns out of action and capturing the teams.
* Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment.

JOHNSTON, Robert. (reg No. 646).
Captain. Imperial Light Horse (Natal).
London Gazetted on 12th February 1901.
Born on 13th August 1872 at Laputa, County Donegal, Ireland.
Died on 25th March 1950 at Kilkenny, Ireland.
Memorial not known.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 21st October 1899 at the Elandslaagte, South Africa, at a most critical moment, when the advance was temporarily checked by extremely severe fire at point-blank range, Captain Johnston and Captain Mullins (reg No. 901) rushed courageously forward under very heavy fire and rallied the men, thus enabling the decisive flanking movement to be carried out

JOHNSTON, William Henry. (reg No. 647).
Captain. 59th Field Company. Royal Engineers.
London Gazetted on 25th November, 1914.
Born on 21st December, 1879 at Leith, Scotland.
Killed in action on 8th June 1915 near Ypres, Belgium.
Memorial at Perth Cemetery, Zillibeke, Belgium.
Digest of Citation reads:
On the 14th September, 1914 at Missy, France, Captain Johnston worked with his own hands two rafts on the River Aisne. He returned with a wounded from one side and took back ammunition. He continued to do this under heavy fire all day, thus enabling an advanced Brigade to maintain its position across the river.
Additional information:. Brevet -Major Johnston was the son of Major William Johnston RA. He entered the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich in 1879. His commission in the Royal Engineers was gazetted on 23rd March 1899. He saw foreign service in Gibraltar from 1900-1905 in the Intelligence Department. Promoted Lieutenant 19th November 1901.
Returning to England was attached to Survey Department until 1908. He was Gazetted as a General Staff Officer 3rd Grade for service in China. Attained Captain on 23rd March 1908. From 11th July 1908 to 26th October 1911 he served in North China engaged in intelligence work, visiting 11 of the 18 provinces. He was transferred to South China Command.
On his return to England he served in the Geographical Section of the War Office until 1913, when he entered the Staff College, Camberley.
At the outbreak of the European War (WW I) he joined the 59th Field Company of the Royal Engineers in the British Expeditionary Force serving throughout the winter of 1914-15.
He saw action including the retreat from Mons and the Battles of Aisne, the Marne, Neuve Chapelle and the first and second Battles of Ypres.
He was mentioned four times in Field Marshal Sir John French's Despatches gazetted 9th October, and 25th November 1914 and the 17th February and 22nd June, 1915. More to be added.

JOHNSTONE, William. (Reg No.648)
Stoker Royal Navy.
London Gazetted on 24th February 1857.
Born on: 1821(Date unknown) at Hanover, Germany.
Died on: Place and time not known.
Citation reads.
On 9 August 1854 in the Baltic, Stoker Johnstone and Lieutenant Bythesea (Reg.No 165) from HMS Arrogant, landed on the island of Wardo in order to intercept important despatches from the Czar which were being sent via Wardo to Bomarsund. The two men spent two nights reconnoitring the island and on 12 August when the despatches arrived they ambushed the five Russians carrying them. Two of the carriers dropped their mail-bags and ran, but the other three surrendered and were taken to Arrogant. In this action the officer and stoker were armed with just one pistol.
Additional information: Johnstone was actually only the third person to be awarded the Victoria Cross even though it was London Gazetted in the twenty-third place. The pistol, the only one between them , was a flint-pistol. Both men were disguised.
On the 12th August 1854, Lieutenant Bythesea, the stoker's superior, hid behind the hedge and waited for the men with the despatches to arrive. After giving the signal, a low whistle, Johnstone ran up the road and threw a rope around the group. Two of them ran off as quickly as they could after dropping their mail-bags After a short struggle the other three gave in. Lt. Bythesea ordered the men into their own boat and instructed them to row to the Arrogant. Stoker Johnstone steered the craft as the officer kept the prisoners covered with the pistol.
There is no record of where or when his death took place.


JONES, Alfred Stowell ( Reg. No. 649)
Lieutenant (later Lieutenant-Colonel) 9th Lancers. (The Queen's Royal)
London Gazetted 18th June 1858
Born on 24th January 1832 at at Liverpool, Lancashire.
Died on 29th May 1920 at Finchhamstead, Berkshire.
No memorials recorded.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 8th June 1857 at Delhi, India, Lieutenant Jones, with his squadron, captured one of the enemy's guns, killing the drivers, and and then, with help from a Lieutenant-Colonel, turned it upon a village occupied by the rebels, and dislodged them.
Additional information: He was a member of the Institute of Civil Engineers. He was manager are all sewage works of, the 1st Army Corps, Aldershot 1895-1912.

For Reg No. 650 see Captain Conwyn MANSEL-JONES


JONES, David, (Reg. No.. 651).
Sergeant 12th Battalion. The King's (Liverpool) Regiment.
London Gazetted on 26 October 1916.
V.C., Medal's Custodian is in the King's Regiment Collection. (Museum of Liverpool Life)
Born on 10th January 1891 at Liverpool, Lancashire.
Died on 7th October 1916 at Bancourt, Somme, France.
Memorial on grave at Bancourt Cemetery, France.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 3rd September 1916 at Guillemont, France, the platoon to which Sergeant Jones belonged was ordered to a forward position and during the advance came under heavy machine-gun fire, the officer being killed and the platoon suffering a great many casualties. The sergeant led forward of the survivors, occupied the position and held it for two days and two nights, without food or water, until relieved. On the second day he drove back three counter-attacks, inflicting heavy losses.

JONES, Henry Mitchell. (Reg. No.. 652).
Captain. 7th Regiment. (later The Royal Fusiliers)
London Gazetted on 25th September 1857.
Born on 11th February 1831 at Dublin, Ireland.
Died on 18th December, 1916 at Eastbourne, Sussex.
Memorials not recorded.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 7th June 1855 at Sebastopol, Crimea, Captain Jones distinguished himself while serving that the party which stormed and talk the Quarries. He repeatedly it led his men to repel the continual assaults of the enemy during the night and although wounded early in the evening, he remained at his post until the daylight the following morning.


JONES, Herbert (known only as Colonel H). (Reg. No.. 653)
Lieutenant Colonel Commanded 2nd Battalion. struck The Parachute Regiment.
London Gazetted on 11th October 1982.
Born on 14th May 1940 in London.
Died on 28th May 1982 at Darwin, East Falkland.
Memorial at San Carlos Cemetery, East Falkland.
Citation read:
On 20th May 1982 at Darwin, East Falkland, the battalion commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Jones, was held court in its attack by very well prepared enemy positions. Colonel Jones and his reconnaissance party managed to gain the top of a recently secured re-entrant, but the enemy continued to pour fire on the battalion advance which was in danger of faltering. Colonel Jones, now at the very front of his men, charged the nearest enemy position. He felt, kicked himself locked and charged again, there was hit and fell dying only a few free from the end and. A company of the battalion then attacked and the enemy quickly surrendered --- devastated by Colonel Jones' courage.
Additional information:. Colonel Jones also holds the OBE.


JONES, Loftus William (Reg. No.. 654).
Commander Royal Navy
London Gazetted on 6th March 1917.
Born on up 13th November, 1879 at Petersfield, Hampshire.
Died on 31st May 1916 at sea near Jutland. (killed in action) will stop
Memorial at Kviberg Cemetery, Sweden; Petersfield Parish Church and the town War Memorial (VC Not inscribed.).
Digest of Citation reads:
On the 31st May 1916, at the Battle of Jutland, Commander Jones of HMS Shark, led a division of destroyers to attack the enemy Battle Cruiser Squadron. In the course of this attack Shark became disabled by shell-fire and was lying helpless between two enemy fleets. Commander Jones was badly wounded in the leg, but with the help of three surviving seamen he kept the midships gun in action until he was hit by a shell which took of his leg. He continued, however, to give orders to his gun's crew, until Shark she was hit by a torpedo and sank. Commanded Jones was not among the survivors.
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JONES, Richard Basil Brandram. (Reg. No.. 655).
T/Captain 8th Battalion The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.
London Gazetted on 5th August 1916.
Born on 30th April 1897 at Honor Oak Rise, London.
Died on the 21st and May 1916 at Vimy, France.
Memorial at Arras Memorial, France.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 21st May 1916 at Broadmarsh Crater, Vimy, France, Lieutenant Jones was in charge of a platoon holding the position recently captured from the enemy. Forty yards away the enemy exploded a mine and isolated the platoon by a heavy barrage of fire. Been attacked by overwhelming numbers, the platoon was in great danger, but Lieutenant Jones organised his men and set a fine example by shooting 15 of the enemy as they advanced. When all his ammunition had been used, he was about to throw a bomb when he was shot through the head.


JONES, Robert (Reg. NO. 656)
Private 2nd Battalion 24th Regiment (later South Wales Borderers
London Gazetted on 2nd May 1879
Born on 19th August 1857 at Raglan, Monmouthshire.
Died on 6th September 1898 of gunshot wounds* at Madley, Herefordshire.
Memorial at grave* at St Peter's Church, Peterchurch, Herefordshire.
Citation reads
On 22nd and 23rd January 1879 at Rorke's Drift, Natal, South Africa, in a ward, of the hospital. facing the hill, Private Robert Jones and Private William Jones (Reg. NO.659) defended the ward to the last, until six out of the seven patients had been removed. The seventh, Sergeant Robert Maxfield of the 2nd Battalion, 24th Regiment, was delirious and although they managed to get him dressed, they could not induce him to move and when they returned to carry him away he was being stabbed to death, by Zulus in his bed.
Additional information: Private Robert Jones S/No 716 enlisted in the 24th Regt. Around August 1875. He joined the 2nd Battn. at Dover on 10th January,1876. After the Zulu War he went with the Regiment to India. He left the Army as a reservist
He got employment as a farm labourer, marrying Elizabeth Hopkins in 1885 and having five children.On the 6th September 1898, he had borrowed his employers gun and gone off to shoot crows. He was found dead from shot-gun wounds.
The coroners verdict was suicide as he had been complaining of headaches. He had suffered from nightmares since Rorke's Drift and taking this into consideration the Coroner returned a verdict of suicide. His family disputed this verdict.
At his funeral,he was allowed to be buried in the churchyard of St Peter's, Peterchurch but only after the coffin had been passed over the wall. His gravestone,because he was a suicide, his tombstone faces the opposite direction to the others interred there.
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JONES, Robert James Thomas DIGBY- (Reg. No. 657)
+nt Corps of Royal Engineers.
London Gazetted on 8th August 1902.
Born on: 27th September 1876 at Edinburgh.
Died on: 6thJanuary 1900 at Ladysmith, Natal. South Africa.
Memorial: Not yet Known.
Citation reads
On 6 January 1900 during the attack on Wagon Hill, (Ladysmith) South Africa, Lieutenant Digby-Jones. and a Trooper of the Imperial Light Horse (see Albrecht Reg. No.15) led the force which re-occupied the top of the hill at a critical moment, just as the three foremost attacking Boers reached it. The leader was shot by the lieutenant and the two others by the Trooper

JONES, Thomas Alfred. (Reg. No. 658)
Private 1st Battalion. The Cheshire Regiment.
London Gazetted on 26th October, 1916.
Born on 25th December 1880 at Runcorn, Cheshire.
Died on 30th January 1956 at Runcorn, Cheshire.
Memorial at grave at Runcorn cemetery, and in Chester Cathedral.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 25 September 1916 at Morval, France, Private Jones was with his company covering in the advance in front of a village, when he noticed an enemy sniper 200 yards away. He went out and, although one bullet went through his his helmet and another through his coat, he returned sniper's fire and killed him. He then saw two more Germans firing on him although they were displaying a white flag. Both these he shot. On reaching the enemy trench he found several occupied dug-outs and single-handed disarmed 102 of the enemy, including three or four officers, and took them prisoner.
Additional information: Private Jones also held the DCM.

JONES William (Reg.No.659)
Private 2nd Battalion 24th Regiment (later South wales Borderers)
VC London Gazetted on 2nd May 1879
Born on: Date ? 1840 at Evesham, Worcestershire.
Died on: 15th April 1913 at Ardwick, Lancashire.
Memorial at: Philip's Park Cemetery, Manchester.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 22nd and 23rd January 1879 at Rorke's Drift, Natal, South Africa, Private William Jones and another man (See R. Jones Reg. No.656) defended one of the wards of the hospital to the last, until six out of the seven patients had been removed. The seventh was delirious and although they managed to dress him, they could not induce him to move and when they returned to carry him away he was being stabbed to death in his bed.
Additional information\; Private William Jones S/No 804 was discharged from the Army Reserve on the 26th January 1888.


JOTHAM, Eustace. (reg No. 660).
Captain. 51st Sikhs. Indian Army.
London Gazetted on 24th July, 1915.
Born on the 28th November, 1883 at Kidderminster, Worcestershire.
Killed in action 7th January 1917 at Spina Khaisora, India.
Memorials on the Delhi Memorial, India, at the Garrison Church Whittington Barracks, Lichfield, Staffs., and at St Luke's Church, Chelsea, London.
Digest of Citation reads:
On the 7th January 1915 at Spina Khaisora in the Tochi Valley, India, during operations against the Khostwal tribesmen, Captain Jotham, who was commanding a party consisting of about a dozen of the North Waziristan Militia, was attacked in a nullah* and almost surrounded by an overwhelming force of some 1500 tribesmen. Captain Jotham gave the order to retire and could have escaped himself, but sacrificed his life in trying to rescue one of his own men who had lost a horse.
*A dried-up river bed or Ravine.

JOYNT, William Donovan. (reg No. 661).
Lieutenant. 8th Battalion (Victoria). Australian Imperial Force.
London Gazetted on 27th November, 1918.
Born on 19th March 1889 at Elsternwick, Melbourne, Australia.
Died on 5th May 1986 at Melbourne, Australia.
Memorial on Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 23rd August, 1918 and Herleville Wood, near Chuignes, Peronne, Lieutenant Joynt took charge when his company Commander had been killed. When the leading Battalion had been demoralised by heavy casualties, he rushed forward and reorganised the remnants of the Battalion. Having discovered that heavy fire on the flanks was causing delay and casualties, he led a frontal bayonet attack on the wood, thus saving a critical situation. Later at Plateau Wood, after severe hand to hand fighting, he turned a stubborn defence into an abject surrender. He was later badly wounded by shell.
Additional information:. He attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

JUDSON, Reginald Stanley. (reg No. 662).
Sergeant. 1st Battalion. Auckland Light Infantry. New Zealand Expeditionary Force.
London Gazetted on 30th October 1918.
Born on the 29th September, 1881 at Wharehine, New Zealand.
Died on the 26th August, 1972 at Auckland, New Zealand.
Memorial at the Headquarters of the Dunedin RSA, New Zealand.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 26th August 1918 south of Bapaume, France, during an attack, Sergeant Judson led a small bombing party under heavy fire and captured an enemy machine gun. He then proceeded up the sap* alone, bombing three machine gun crews. Jumping out of the trench he then ran ahead of the enemy and, standing on a Parapet, ordered a group of two officers and 10 men to surrender. They immediately opened fire and he threw a bomb and jumped amongst them, killing two and putting the rest to flight, and so captured two machine-guns.
* A tunnel or trench.
Additional information:. Major Judson also held the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) and the Military Medal (MM).