Robert Jones VC

Name: Robert Jones

Conflict: Zulu War

Gazetted: May 2, 1879

Service: Army

Robert Jones VC
Robert Jones Medals
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Place/date of birth: Tynewydd, near Raglan, Monmouthshire/August 19, 1857

Rank when awarded VC (and later highest rank): Private

Date of bravery: January 22/23, 1879

London Gazette citation [joint citation]:

2nd Battalon 24th Regiment. Private William Jones and Private Robert Jones.

In another ward, facing the hill, Private William Jones and Private Robert Jones defended the post to the last, until six out of the seven patients it contained had been removed. The seventh, Sergeant Maxfield, 2nd Battalion 24th Regiment, was delirious from fever. Although they had previously dressed him, they were unable to induce him to move. When Private Robert Jones returned to endeavour to carry him away, he found him being stabbed by the Zulus as he lay on his bed.

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Other decorations: N/A

Place/date of death: Peterchurch, Herefordshire/September 6, 1898

Grave/memorials: St Peter’s Church, Peterchurch, Herefordshire

Origin of VC to the Lord Ashcroft collection: Purchased at auction, Dix & Webb, London, 1996

Current location of VC: Displayed on rotation at The Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes exhibition, Imperial War Museum