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Distinguished Conduct Medal

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D.C.M. and Trio to Sergt 13th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, for gallantry on numerous occasions including dispatching a party of the enemy throwing bombs at him and leading a counter-attack the next morning

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Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory Medal, 16960 Acting Sergeant T.I. Jones, 13th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, a brave young Welsh NCO who proved himself on numerous occasions including after receiving the surrender of a party of the enemy form a shell hole, after they surrendered they “Began throwing bombs, but Serjeant Jones promptly dispatched several of them and saved the section.”

 

Thomas Isaac Jones was born in 1894 and was discharged on 2nd March 1919 as a Corporal, his home was Brygden Tressaith, Tanygreos, New Castle Emlyn.

 

He appears as wounded in the Daily Casualty List of 12th October 1918.

 

Distinguished Conduct Medal was announced in the London Gazette on 3rd September 1918:

 

“For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During an attack, when his officer was wounded, this NCO took charge of the platoon, and, capturing a machine gun that was holding up the advanced, led the men on and gained the objective.

 

On another occasion when in charge of a section, he received the surrender of a party of the enemy whom he had isolated in a shell hole.
Some of those who had given themselves up began afterwards to throw bombs, but Serjeant Jones promptly dispatched several of them and saved the section from heavy casualties. He then took charge of half the company and arranged his posts with great ability, and was largely instrumental in defeating an enemy counter-attack the next morning. Throughout the operation he showed coolness and presence.”