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VC369   Robert Jones

BORN   19 August 1857

DIED   6 September 1898  AGE   41

VC Won  22-23 January 1879   AGE   21

Place VC Won   Rorke’s Drift, Natal

War/Campaign  The Zulu War

Name   Robert Jones   No.    716

VC Issue No.   369   Awards   VC   

Regiment   24th Regiment, 2nd (Warwickshire) Battalion, B Company

Later   South Wales Borderers

Now   2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Wales - disbanded July 2012

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Penrose, Raglan or Tynewydd, Clytha, near Raglan, Gwent, Wales

Place Of Death   In the grounds of Crossway House, Peterchurch, Herefordshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   St Peter's Churchyard, Church Road, Peterchurch, Herefordshire


Date Buried/Cremated   8 September 1898

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Unconsecrated ground

Gazetted   2 May 1879

VC Presented   11 September 1879 by General Sir Garnet Wolseley at Utrecht, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa


P  Headstone, St Peter's Churchyard, Church Road, Peterchurch, Herefordshire

P  Victoria Cross honours board, The Royal Welsh Museum, The Barracks, Brecon, Powys

By The Way…

He was found shot whilst out shooting, an inquest found it was suicide through unsound mind

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



VC 368 VC 370

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VC Ephemera

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Thank you to Nick & Lorna Martin for photos Rorke’s Drift

The Zulu War