JONES, John Garner

Known as: 
Surname also seen as GARNER-JONES
Lieutenant (Temporary Captain)
Welch Regiment
Service numbers: 
Captain John Garner Jones MC
Captain John Garner Jones was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Arakan, Burma [1].
On the night 22/23 November this Officer by a skilfull night march crossed the Ton Chaung and surrounbded a Japanese platoon in Hinthaya. He led his Troop to the assault at dawn, achieving a complete surprise. He drive the enemy from strong bunker positions. His Troop killed six, wounded eight, and took one live Jap prisoner. Captain Garner-Jones himself accounted for several of the enemy. During this action he was everywhere exposing himself without the least regard for personal danger. He inspired his men by his courage and his sound tactics. After this success he withdrew his men without loss being himself the last to leave [2].
On 23 September 1943 it was announced that Lt. (Temp. Capt.) J.G. Jones had received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North Africa [3].
[1] London Gazette 36994, page 1544.
[2] National Archives file WO373/36/200.
[3] London Gazette 36180, page 4227.
Both LG entries show the surname as Jones, middle name as Garner; the NA record above shows the surname as Garner- Jones.

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