Loftus William Jones

Military Person

1879 – 1916

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Who was Loftus William Jones?

Commander Loftus William Jones VC was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

Born 13 November 1879 to Admiral Loftus Francis Jones and Gertrude, of Petersfield, Hampshire, Jones was educated at Eastman's Royal Naval Academy and rose to become a commander in the Royal Navy aboard HMS Shark during the First World War. He was 36 years old, on 31 May 1916, at the Battle of Jutland when he performed an act of bravery for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross. He went down with his ship.

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Born
Nov 13, 1879
Petersfield
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Died
May 31, 1916

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on July 23, 2013

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