Alfred Stowell Jones
|Alfred Stowell Jones|
24 January 1832|
|Died||29 May 1920
Finchampstead, London, England
|Years of service||1852-1872|
|Other work||Environmental engineer|
Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Stowell Jones VC (24 January 1832 – 29 May 1920) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Jones was the son of the late Archdeacon Jones. He was educated at Liverpool College and Sandhurst and entered the 9th Lancers in 1852.
9th Lancers. Lieutenant Alfred Stowell Jones (now Captain 18th Hussars Date of Act of Bravery, 8th June, 1857
"The Cavalry charged the rebels and rode through them. Lieutenant Jones, of the 9th Lancers, with his squadron, captured one of their guns, killing the drivers, and, with Lieutenant-Colonel Yule's assistance, turned it upon a village, occupied by the rebels, who were quickly dislodged. This was a well-conceived act, gallantly executed." Despatch from Major-General James Hope Grant, K.C.B., dated 10th January, 1858.
Throughout the siege of Delhi he served as DAQMG to the cavalry and was mentioned in despatches three times and promoted Captain and Brevet-Major. After graduating from Staff College in 1861 he served on the Staff at the Cape 1861-7. He retired in 1872 with the rank of lieutenant colonel.