|Born||27 September 1876
|Died||6 January 1900 (aged 23)
Ladysmith, South Africa
|Buried at||Ladysmith Cemetery|
|Years of service||1896 - 1900 †|
|Battles/wars||Second Boer War|
|Other work||Royal Engineers A.F.C. player|
Robert James Thomas Digby-Jones (27 September 1876 – 6 January 1900) was a Scottish 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.
On 6 January 1900 during the attack on Wagon Hill (Ladysmith), South Africa, Lieutenant Digby-Jones and a trooper (Herman Albrecht) of the Imperial Light Horse led the force which re-occupied the top of the hill at a critical moment, just as the three foremost attacking Boers reached it. The leader was shot by Lieutenant Digby-Jones and the two others by the trooper.
A memorial to him stands in his old school, Sedbergh, commemorating his brave deeds.
His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Royal Engineers Museum (Chatham, England).
- Monuments to Courage (David Harvey, 1999)
- The Register of the Victoria Cross (This England, 1997)
- The Sapper VCs (Gerald Napier, 1998)
- Scotland's Forgotten Valour (Graham Ross, 1995)
- Victoria Crosses of the Anglo-Boer War (Ian Uys, 2000)
- Photo of memorial in Ladysmith cemetery listing Robert James Thomas Digby-Jones, from Genealogical Society of South Africa online library.
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