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Name: Arthur Gordon Jones-Williams
Military Cross (MC) and Bar
Croix de Guerre
Country: Wales
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Units: 29, 65
Victories: 11
Born: 06 October 1898
Place of Birth:
Died: 17 December 1929 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death: Djibel Lit, Zaghaouan, Tunis, Africa
 
 
Arthur Gordon Jones-Williams scored eight victories flying Nieuport scouts with 29 Squadron in 1917 and three more with 65 Squadron in 1918. Post-war, Squadron Leader Jones-Williams and Flight Lieutenant N. A. Jenkins made the first non-stop flight from England to India in 1929. Both were killed later that year when their Fairey-Napier monoplane crashed in the Atlas Mountains during a non-stop flight from Cranwell, England to Cape Town, South Africa.
Evening Telegraph, Angus, Scotland, Thursday, 19 December 1929, page 1
Western Morning News, Devon, England, Tuesday, 31 December 1929, page 6
 
Military Cross (MC)
2nd Lt. Arthur Gordon Jones-Williams, Welsh R. and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has continuously shown the utmost dash and gallantry in attacking superior numbers of hostile machines. On one occasion he attacked twelve hostile scouts and succeeded in destroying one and driving down another.
 
Military Cross (MC) Bar
2nd Lt. (T./Capt.) Arthur Gordon Jones-Williams, M.C., Welsh R. (attd. R.F.C.).
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when engaged in combat with hostile aircraft. On several occasions he attacked enemy formations although they were in superior numbers, fighting them in more than one instance single-handed, and showing the finest offensive spirit. He drove several machines down completely out of control, fighting until his ammunition was expended.
   (M.C. gazetted 18th July, 1917.)
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 14 Apr 1917 0950 29 Nieuport (A6721) Albatros D.III (OOC) Neuvireuil-Vitry
2 23 Apr 1917 1630 29 Nieuport (A6721) Albatros D.III (OOC) Vitry
3 23 Apr 1917 1630 29 Nieuport (A6721) Albatros D.III (OOC) Vitry
4 25 Jun 1917 1915 29 Nieuport (B1577) Albatros D.III (OOC) Douai
5 29 Jun 1917 0720 29 Nieuport (B1577) Albatros D.III (OOC) Saudemont
6 12 Jul 1917 1020 29 Nieuport (B3656) Albatros D.V (OOC) Zonnebeke-Roulers
7 20 Sep 1917 1115 29 Nieuport (B3647) Albatros D.III (OOC) Westroosebeke
8 23 Sep 1917 1245 29 Nieuport (B3647) Albatros D.III (OOC) Zonnebeke-Langemarck
9 05 Sep 1918 1345 65 Sopwith Camel (B1887) Fokker D.VII (OOC) E of Ostend
10 01 Oct 1918 1000 65 Sopwith Camel (E7217) Fokker D.VII (OOC) E of Roulers
11 04 Oct 1918 1750 65 Sopwith Camel (E7217) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Lendelede
 
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