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VC705   Loftus William Jones

BORN   13 November 1879

DIED   31 May 1916   AGE   36

VC Won   31 May 1916   AGE   36

Place VC Won   Battle of Jutland, North Sea, HMS Shark

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

Name   Loftus William Jones    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   705   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Navy



Rank VC Won   Commander

Rank End Of Career   Commander

Place Of Birth   30 Sussex Road, Petersfield, Hampshire, England

Place Of Death   Battle of Jutland, North Sea

Buried/Location Ashes   Kviberg Cemetery, Gothenburg, Sweden


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Engelska Krigsgravar Section, Plot II, Row C, Grave 4

Gazetted   6 March 1917

VC Presented   31 March 1917, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


Headstone, Kviberg Cemetery, Gothenburg, Sweden

P  Named On War Memorial, High Street, Petersfield, Hampshire

P  Memorial Plaque,  St Peter's Church, Petersfield, Hampshire

Memorial Plaque, Churchers College, Petersfield, Hampshire

P  Named On Wifes Headstone, St John The Baptist Churchyard, Loxwood, West Sussex

Named On HMS Shark Memorial, Church Of Scotland, Invergordon, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland

By The Way…

He died during his VC action, his body later washing ashore on the coast of Sweden, were he is buried

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The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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