2Lt Francis Maynard Harvey Jones

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Reference WMO265940

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The Royal Memorial Chapel

Chapel Square

Royal Military Acadamy Sandhurst

Camberley

GU15 4NR

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Memorial to 2nd Lieutenant Francis Maynard Harvey Jones, MC, Worcestershire Regiment. Son of Arthur and Edith Lucy Harvey Jones, of 22, Manor Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex. Educated at Christ’s Hospital School, Horsham, West Sussex. Trained at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst 1914-15. Commissioned into the Worcestershire Regiment Jul 1915. Deployed to France in May 1916 with the 6th Battalion and fought in the Battle of the Somme. He was awarded the MC in Oct 1916 for showing courage and initiative when in charge of his platoon during an attack, capturing two hostile machine guns, later reinforcing the line for another unit, as well as ‘fearlessly’ patrolling to the front, securing valuable information concerning an impending counterattack. In March 1917 he was attached to the Border Regiment and took part in the Battle of Messines (7-14 Jun 1917). He was wounded in action on 17 Jun and died the following day aged 20 years. He is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension at Bailleul, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
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F M Harvey Jones M.C. 2nd Lieut Worcestershire Regt, attd Border Regt. who laid down his life 18 Jun 1917. I am the resurrection and the life.

Francis Maynard Harvey Jones

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