A VERY RARE & DESIRABLE 'GALLIPOLI CASUALTY'
1914-15 STAR TRIO
TO AN EARLY WELSH TERRITORIAL ARMY SOLDIER
377. Pte. M. JONES. 1/5th WELSH REGIMENT.
KILLED IN ACTION
17th August 1915
Matthew Jones was a native of Aberfan, Glamorgan, Wales.
The son of Mrs Sarah Jones of Pleasant View Cottages, Aberfan.
Being an early Territorial, he was a more senior soldier of 42 years of age at the time of his death.
He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial to the missing.
(Panel 140-144) .
The 1/5th Welsh lost many dead during this badly planned and muddled action.
Landed Suvla Bay 9th Aug 1915.
The attack from Suvla Bay failed for a variety of reasons, and the 4th and 5th Welch, 53rd Division, who had had no training in mobile warfare and whom it had not been intended to use at all, were thrown into the battle ill-equipped and with vague orders. The Battalions behaved with great bravery, the 4th Battalion losing 14 officers and 272 other ranks.
5th Battalion 10 officers & 188 other ranks, with 2nd/Lieut. CA Phillips,5th Welch, winning a DSO."
MEDALS PRACTICALLY MINT ON ORIGINAL RIBBONS
(SOLD WITH JONES' VERY SCARCE 'T5 WELSH' SHOULDER TITLE )
"J" of JONES heavily and officially re-struck on Star.
A VERY RARE & DESIRABLE TRIO