JONES, Harold

Rank: 
Marine (Acting Temporary Corporal)
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
Ch X 104562
Honours & Awards: 
Operations: 
Harold Jones RM

Marine (Acting Temororary Corporal) Harold Jones, 4 Commando Brigade Signal Troop, was awarded the MM for "gallantry, determination and great devotion to duty during assault operations at  Walcheren and Flushing whilst attached to No 4 Commando. "

Citation 

During the assault on Flushing on 1st November, 1944, Mne Jones was attached to 4 Commando in charge of the rear link communications. His equipment was an extremely heavy and bulky wireless set in a handcart. On the landing Jones led his detachment with great gallantry under heavy direct fire, across a mined palisade and the open beach to HQ. In position his detachment was under interrupted long range rifle fire from MMG and constant mortaring for two days, the wireless set being hit several times. Throughout the whole of the operation Jones displayed the greatest calm and never lost communication with his rear unit. His courage throughout was an inspiration to the rest of the detachment.

Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 37110, page 2852.
National Archives file WO 373/47/64.
Commando Gallantry Awards of WW2 author George Brown.
 

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