Great War Third Battle of Ypres First Day of the Battle of the Menin Road Ridge attack on the Schuler Galleries 20th September 1917 single Military Medal awarded to Private H. Jones, 2nd/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, Territorial Force, who ...

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Great War Third Battle of Ypres First Day of the Battle of the Menin Road Ridge attack on the Schuler Galleries 20th September 1917 single Military Medal awarded to Private H. Jones, 2nd/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, Territorial Force, who is confirmed in the Regimental History as having earned his Military Medal for bravery in the field during the attack on the German position known as the Schuler Galleries on the Menin Road on 20th September 1917 during the first day of what became known as the Battle of the Menin Road Ridge which lasted from the 20th to 25th September. His battalion suffered very heavy casualties.

Military Medal, GVR 1st type bust; (28703 PTE. H. JONES. 2/5 LANC: FUS: - T.F.)

Condition: Nearly Extremely Fine.

Henry Jones came from Lower Broughton, Salford, Manchester, and saw service during the Great War as an Acting Sergeant (No.28703) with the 2nd/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, Territorial Force. Present out on the Western Front as part of the 164th Brigade in the 55th Division, Jones was decorated for his bravery in the Third Battle of Ypres during an attack on the German position known as the Schuler Galleries on the Menin Road on 20th September 1917 during the first day of what became known as the Battle of the Menin Road Ridge which lasted from the 20th to 25th September.

The attack took place between 5.40 a.m. and 3.50 p.m. with very heavy casualties. The Battalion had gone into the line with 22 officers and 572 other ranks, and lost 7 officers and 33 other ranks killed, 8 officers and 218 other ranks wounded, with one officer and 80 other ranks missing in action. The Regimental History confirms that Jones won his Military Medal for this action, the award being published in the London Gazette for 14th January 1918