A Great War Officers, Battle of the Somme, Casualty Trio awarded to Lieutenant Vernon Orlando Jones, 112th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, who was demobilised with a Silver War Badge in 1919 comprising 1914-15 Star, (2. Lieut. V.O. Jones. R.F.A., 1914-1920 British War and Victory Medals, (Lieut. V.O. Jones), contemporarily mounted for wear, virtually as issued.
Vernon Orlando Jones was born in Pontypool on the 8th of June 1891; he enlisted at Newport for the Royal Field Artillery; he gave his trade on enlistment as Mining Engineer. He served 87 days before being discharged to Commission on the 30th of November 1914.
He was posted to 112 Brigade RFA and proceeded oversees with this unit seeing service with the Brigade at Vimy Ridge in May 1916 and the Battle of the Somme where the 112th Brigade RFA, attached to the 75th Infantry Brigade, provided Artillery support for the attack near Thiepval on the 3rd of July 1916. Again, seeing action at the Battle of Bazentin, the Battle of Pozieres and the Ancre Heights. Vernon fell ill in the summer of 1916 and was returned to England on the 2nd of September, he did not return to France remaining on Home Service due to Debility. He was discharged with a Silver War Badge in April 1919.
He died on the 18th of February 1985 aged 93.
Sold with copied service papers, London Gazette entries and copied Medal Index card.