Private Michael Anthony Jones

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Reference WMO/268755

Address:

St Peter's Church

Church Street

Carmarthen

Wales

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Falklands Conflict (1982)
About the memorial: Brass plaque on oak backboard. Michael Anthony Jones, Private, 24398540, Army Catering Corps (Attached Welsh Guards). Michael was born at Carmarthen on 17 September 1959, and served with the Army Catering Corps, attached to the Welsh Guards. He was aboard the troopship RFA Sir Galahad when she was attacked by A4-C Skyhawks of the Argentinian Air Force on 8 June 1982, and was hit by three bombs. The resulting explosions and fire killed 48 men, mostly of the Welsh Guards, but also men of other units, including Michael. He is commemorated on the Armed Forces Memorial at Alrewas, Staffordshire.
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IN PROUD MEMORY/ OF/ PTE MICHAEL ANTHONY JONES/ KILLED IN ACTION/ AT BLUFF COVE, FALKLAND ISLANDS/ ON/ 8TH JUNE 1982/ "NID DA LLE GELLIR GWELL"

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