VC1349   Herbert Jones

BORN  14 May 1940

DIED  28 May 1982 AGE 42

VC Won  28 May 1982  AGE 42

Place VC Won  Darwin Hill, East Falklands

War/Campaign Falkland Islands War

Name   Herbert Jones   No.   465788      Posthumous   Yes

VC Issue No.   1349   Awards   VC   OBE   MBE

Regiment   Parachute Regiment commanding 2nd Battalion



Rank VC Won   Lieutenant-Colonel   

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Private nursing home, 7 Gwendolen Avenue, Putney, London, England

Place Of Death   Darwin Ridge, East Falklands

Buried/Location Ashes   Blue Beach War Cemetery, Port San Carlos (originally buried on 30 May 1982 where he fell at Ajax Bay)


Date Buried/Cremated   25 October 1982     

Headstone Headstone      Plot/Grave no.       

Gazetted   08 or 11 October 1982

VC Presented   04 November by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, London, England, to his widow, Sara & two sons, David & Rupert


Name on Parachute Regiment Memorial, Military Cemetery & H Jones Crescent, Aldershot, Hampshire

Name on South Atlantic Task Force Memorial, St Paul’s Cathedral, London

Memorial in Eton College Chapel, Berkshire

Colonel ‘H’ Pub, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Display, photo at the Devon & Dorset Regimental Museum, The Keep, Dorchester, Dorset

Colonel ‘H’ Jones VC Shell Hole (Memorable Order of Tin Hats), Sheffield, Yorkshire

Colonel ‘H’ statuette trophy & 10 gold medals awarded at the Bisley rifle meeting

Painting by Terence Cuneo at School of Infantry Officers’ Mess, Warminster

Display at Royal British Legion, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Plaque on a tree trunk, coastal path, Kingswear, Devon

Stone cairn where he fell & memorial cross erected by islanders

By The Way…

VC Held By

National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, England