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  • Name: Thomas Alfred JONES
  • D.O.B: 25th December, 1890
  • D.O.A: 25th September, 1916
  • D.O.D: 30th January, 1956
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Private, 1st Battalion The Cheshire Regiment, 15th Brigade, 5th Division

Morval, France 25 September 1916

25 September 1916

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The First World War. 1916 

After the assault on the German line near Morval on 15 September 1916, a further successful attack was mounted on 25 September. Morval itself was captured and the British gained access to the higher ground overlooking Le Transloy.

Citation

 For most conspicuous bravery. He was with his company consolidating the defences in front of a village, and, noticing an enemy sniper at 200 yards distance, he went out, and, though one bullet went through his helmet and another through his coat, he returned the sniper’s fire and killed him. He then saw two more of the enemy firing at him, although displaying a white flag. Both of these he also 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 marched them back to our lines through a heavy barrage. He had been warned of the misuse of the white flag by the enemy, but insisted on going out after them. 

Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette of 24 October 1916. 26 October 1916, Numb. 29802, p. 10395

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