Lance-Sergeant William Jones


Unit : "C" Company, 12th Parachute Battalion.

Army No. : 1120624

Awards : Distinguished Conduct Medal


Lance-Sergeant Jones was killed in action on the 6th June 1944, defending the ridge at Le Bas de Ranville. On the same day he was involved in repelling an enemy attack for which he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. His citation reads:


Lance-Sergeant Jones was in charge of a bren group in a very exposed position. His group was attacked by two platoons of infanty supported by Self-Propelled Guns. By skilful handling and great personal bravery he held off this attack until all around him had been killed.


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