2718284 Edward Donald JONES, BEM, 1 Irish Guards

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  1. John79

    John79 New Member

    Hi, I am trying to research my Ggrandfather (Edward Donald Jones, number 2718284) who was serving with the 1st BN Irish Guards in Norway from Apr to June 1940. I have heard stories about him when he was on the CHROBRY when it was hit. I am interested in understanding where he served during that campaign and also information that other person online eluded to.

    Irish Guards In Norway WW2

    Thank you in advance
  2. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    First of all welcome to the forum John.

    My father (who served in 3rd Bn) got to know your grandfather at some point during or immediately after the war and he kept this newspaper clipping in his wartime photo album.


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  3. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Secondly I recently found this newspaper clipping while carrying out some research into the Micks.
    Northern Whig 4 September 1946
    C.S.M. JONES Edward, IG, Northern Whig 4 September 1946.png
  4. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    You can apply to Wellington Barracks for a copy of his service records which should give dates and details of enlistment, service, promotions, courses, etc

    The Regimental Archivist, H.Q. Irish Guards, Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, London, SW1E 6HQ.

    The Guards follow the same guidelines set out by MOD, so the fee payable and the conditions should be the same.

    A widow may also apply free of charge. In the case of deceased servicemen, all other applicants must pay a fee.

    For enquiries about men who died over 25 years ago, there is no need to obtain consent from Next of Kin but be sure to ask for full records. Enclose a copy of a Death certificate, or proof of death. (The above newspaper clipping should be acceptable.)

    See MOD guidelines and form
    Get a copy of military service records: Apply for the records of someone who's deceased - GOV.UK

    I've transcribed the war diary for the 1st Battalion and details of Norway and the Chrobry incident are included in it.
    War Diary: 1st Battalion IRISH GUARDS, September 1939 - July 1944

    This might be your grandfather mentioned in the diary...
    War Diary: 1st Battalion IRISH GUARDS, September 1939 - July 1944
    If you don't already have a copy of the Irish Guards History I'd recommend that you get one as there is a section about the Norwegian campaign.
    History of the Irish Guards in the Second World War

    Do you have any photos of your grandfather from his time in the Irish Guards, if so I love to see them.


    PS I've also linked this thread to the IG Rolls on this forum
    Irish Guards Roll of Honour
    Irish Guards: unofficial Nominal Roll by Army Number order
  5. John79

    John79 New Member

    Hi Diane and dbf,

    Thanks for all of this info and links, some of it was unknown. I have a picture of my Grandfather in uniform so will post that shortly. I managed to get a hold of all of his records. Have still some investigation to do.


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