Pilot Officer Navigator
617 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Theatre of war
Date of death
10 December, 1943
Meharicourt Communal Cemetery
Pilot Officer Jones graduated from Shoreditch College in 1942 and immediately joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He joined the 617 Squadron which is famously known as ‘The Dambusters’. During a supply drop over France, on 10 December 1943 his Mark III with his crew of six was shot down and all members killed. He is buried at Meharicourt Communal Cemetery in the Somme and his headstone reads, “A rover scout, Dutiful to his God, country and parents.” He was 22 years old.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission