Photograph courtesy of Michelle.
Born: 1923, Ipswich.
Died: 8th August 1944; age: 21.
Residence: a flat, 17/19, Berners Street, Ipswich.
Rank: Trooper; Service Number: 14288420.
Regiment: Royal Armoured Corps, 22nd Dragoons.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs. D. V. Jones, of Ipswich.
Father: Frederick Charles Jones, 1895, London – died 1933, London.
Mother: Daisy Valentine Kerby, born January 1896, Ipswich.
ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939.
Roy was living with his widowed other and brothers at their family home – at a flat, 17/19, Berners Street, Ipswich.
Daisy, unpaid Domestic Duties.
John N. Jones, born 1926, Ipswich.
Richard Reuben Kerby- Jones, at School, born April 1930, Lambeth, Greater London.
Roy is also remembered on the British Normandy Memorial, virtually opened by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, on the 6th June 2021.
1944 The 22nd Dragoons, landing on Sword Beach and B Squadron, landing on Juno Beach. Later in the day, C Squadron landed on Juno Beach, where they remained for several days on beach clearance duties using flail Sherman tanks. Once the beaches were cleared, the regiment saw sporadic action in the fighting through France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Cutting pathways through minefields, the Mark 4 Sherman Crab Flail Tanks were slow moving while clearing mines and were vulnerable to the enemy attack as well as the danger of running into mines which had been missed by the flail.