George Victor Jones (c.1886-1918)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

JONES, GEORGE VICTOR, DCM. DSM. Company Sergeant Major. No 240222. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born The Tower, Middlesex. Married. Lived 27 Carforth Street, Aspley, Huddersfield. After serving twelve years with the Gordon Highlanders he joined the Huddersfield Territorials. Employed by Messrs Read Holliday and Sons. Was mobilised on 4.8.1914. Embarked for France in April, 1915. Killed in action near Rheims, 23.7.1918, aged 32 years.
Awarded the DCM on 3.9.1918. The official citation in the London Gazette reads, 'for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When strong enemy attacks were being made at night against his Company, and there was some confusion, he rallied the men and successfully drove out the enemy under intense machine gun and rifle fire.'
Buried MARFAUX BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 10, Row I, Grave 4.
ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

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