Jones, Louis Elgin: Major (Distinguished Service Order)

Digitized Service Record

Source: War Diary multiple dates.

Attended University of Toronto and listed in the The Varsity War Supplement 1915. Brother to Captain J.H. Jones of 212 Liverpool Street, Guelph, Ontario.

Capture

 Page 580; Supplement to the London Gazette, January 11, 1919.

Page 580; Supplement to the London Gazette, January 11, 1919.

Lt.-Col. Louis Elgin Jones, D.S.O., 18th Bn., Can. Infy, Western, Ont. Regt.

He commanded his battalion with marked skill in connection with an attack on a strongly-held position, during which his flanks were threatened. His initiative and personal direction led to the success of the attack and permitted the advance of his own and neighbouring units. He personally supervised the work of consolidation of the objective gained, and throughout, under exceptionally adverse conditions, he set a splendid example to his officers and men. (D.S.O. gazetted 18th October, 1917.)

Source:
Page 580; Supplement to the London Gazette, January 11, 1919.

Diary entry from John Newton:

Thursday July 19, 1917 

Warm and sultry. 

At the Battery all day and in the evening went up to the H.Q. of the 18th Battalion. Found that the O.C. Lieut-Col. Jones was my one time mathematical Master at Sarnia Collegiate. Also found Jimmie Bell was a Captain in the Battalion. The rest of the boys seemed to be a good bunch of scouts.

Sarnia Collegiate Institute & Technical School in 1922

Sarnia Collegiate Institute & Technical School in 1922

Awards Overview

Awards Overview

London Gazette notation in service record

London Gazette notation in service record

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