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VC1349    Herbert ‘H’ Jones

Name   Herbert ‘H’ Jones    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1349   Awards   VC    

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, marked by a memorial cairn)


Date Buried/Cremated   25 October 1982

Headstone    Headstone    Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    19 September 1969

VC Presented   4 November 1982 by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his widow, Sara & two sons, David and Rupert



VC 1348 VC 1350
VC 1348
VC 1350

BORN    14 May 1940

DIED   28 May 1982   AGE    42

VC Won  24 May 1969  AGE   42

Place VC Won   Darwin Hill, East Falklands

War/Campaign   Falkland War

Falklands War


P  Headstone, Blue Beach War Cemetery, Port San Carlos (originally buried on 30 May 1982 where he fell at Ajax Bay, marked by a memorial cairn)

P  Named on National Memorial of Remembrance, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  Named on Parachute Regiment Memorial, Military Cemetery, Aldershot, Hampshire

Falklands War Memorial, Alexandria Park, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales

P  Named on Liberation Memorial, Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

P  Named on Goose Green, Memorial Cain, Falkland Islands

P  Memorial Cairn were he fell, Darwin Hill, Falkland Islands

Named on South Atlantic Task Force Memorial, St Paul's Cathedral, London

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire

P  Memorial Plaque, Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire

P  Named on 2 Honours Boards, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, Surrey

P  Commanding Officers Memorial, Memorial Chapel,Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, Surrey

Memorial Wall, Falklands Islands Memorial Chapel, Pangbourne College, Berkshire

P  Named on VC & GC Memorial, Memorial Gardens, Wandsworth Town Hall, South London

P  Wooden Memorial Plaque & Citation, St Thomas of Canterbury Church, Kingswear, Devon

P  Blue Plaque, Slipway, Kingswear, Devon

P  Memorial Plaque, Signed Path, Warren Woods, Kingswear, Devon

Named on War Memorial, St Peters Prep School, Seaford, Now at Seaford Museum, East Sussex

P  Named on VC Display, Royal British Legion, Salisbury, Wiltshire

P  'The Colonel H' Pub, Great Yarmouth, Suffolk

P  H Jones Crescent, Aldershot, Hampshire

P  H Jones Road, Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

P  Tree & Plaque, Memorial Wood, Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

By The Way…

VC Held By

Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.

VC Ephemera