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VC370   William Jones

BORN   1839

DIED   15 April 1913  AGE   73

VC Won  22-23 January 1879   AGE   39

Place VC Won   Rorke’s Drift, Natal

War/Campaign  The Zulu War

Name   William Jones   No.    593

VC Issue No.   370   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   Evesham, Worcestershire, England

Place Of Death   At his daughter's home, 6 Brampton Street, Ardwick, Manchester, Lancashire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Philips Park Cemetery, Riverpark Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester


Date Buried/Cremated   21 April 1913

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Church of England Common Ground, Section D, Grave 887

Gazetted   2 May 1879

VC Presented   13 January 1880 by Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England


P  Headstone, Philips Park Cemetery, Riverpark Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester

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

P  Plaque on wall of chapel at Philip's Park Cemetery, Manchester, Lancashire

By The Way…

Grave purchased by public subscription

Fraudulent claim for a replacement VC made from Adelaide, South Australia in 1898, refused as claimant wasn't the awardee

VC Held By

South Wales Borderers and Monmouthshire Regiment Museum of the Royal Regiment of Wales, The Barracks, Brecon, Powys, Wales



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

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