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|Born||14 June 1871
|Died||29 May 1942 (aged 70)
|Buried at||St Nicholas Churchyard, Brockenhurst|
|Years of service||1890 - 1910, 1914 - 1918|
|Unit||The West Yorkshire Regiment|
|Battles/wars||Fourth Anglo-Ashanti War
Second Boer War
First World War
Order of St Michael and St George
Distinguished Service Order
Colonel Conwyn Mansel-Jones, VC, CMG, DSO (14 June 1871 – 29 May 1942) was an English British Army officer. He was a 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.
Educated at Haileybury and the Royal Military College Sandhurst, Mansel-Jones was commissioned a second lieutenant in The West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Own) on 8 October 1890. He was promoted to lieutenant on 1 July 1892, served with his regiment in the Fourth Anglo-Ashanti War of 1895-96 and in British Central Africa in 1898, where he was promoted to captain supernumerary to his regiment on 20 March 1899. He was recalled to his regiment at the outset of the Second Boer War in late 1899, and sent to South Africa.
Mansel-Jones was 28 years old, and a captain in The West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Own) serving in during the Second Boer War when the following deed took place in Natal for which he was awarded the VC:
On the 27th February, 1900, during the assault on Terrace Hill, north of the Tugela, in Natal, the companies of the West Yorkshire Regiment on the northern slope of the hill met with a severe shell, Vickers-Maxim, and rifle fire, and their advance was for a few moments checked. Captain C. Mansel-Jones, however, by his strong initiative, restored confidence, and, in spite of his falling very seriously wounded, the men took the whole ridge without further check, this Officer's self-sacrificing devotion to duty at a critical moment having averted what might have proved a serious check to the whole assault.
He remained in the army in recruiting until he retired due to his wounds in 1910. He was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn but returned to the colours in 1914. He served throughout the European War and was six times mentioned in Despatches.